Without your blessing, my heart would not
have turned to you.
It felt no fellow-pain till blessed with the
pain of you.
Too much of anything becomes a thorn.
Too much pain you bring, but your welcome
is not worn.
#602: From Rumi's
Edited by Badiozzaman Forouzanfar (Tehran, Amir Kabir, 1988).
Translated by Zara Houshmand
Zara Houshmand's features
The Life Teachings and Poetry of Jalal al-Din Rumi
By Frankin D. Lewis
By Coleman Barks (Translator)