The names I gave her: wine; sometimes the
At times she was raw silver, gold, refined;
A tiny seed; at times my prey, my trap.
All this because I could not say her name.
#1005: 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)