Why is your love such a wise teacher,
A foundation so soft, but unfailing?
Why do I burn for love if it's not good?
If love is good, why this noise, this wailing?
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)