Come, treasure, home to these ancient ruins.
Come, hair, don't fly from these shoulders: rest tame.
Come, bird, don't turn away, this seed is yours.
Come, house of God, come home to your own home.
#1019, from Rumi's Kolliyaat-e
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
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