Tell the night that it cannot claim our day.
No religion claims love's holy faith.
Love's an ocean, vast and without shores.
When lovers drown, they don't cry out or pray.
#232: From Rumi's
Edited by Badiozzaman Forouzanfar (Tehran, Amir Kabir, 1988).
Translated by Zara Houshmand
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The Life Teachings and Poetry of Jalal al-Din Rumi
By Frankin D. Lewis
By Coleman Barks (Translator)