I swear on the heart that is humbled before her;
I swear on the soul that is drunk on her wine;
I swear on that moment when they saw me,
A cup in one hand, and her hand in mine.
#1042, 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
By Frankin D. Lewis
By Coleman Barks (Translator)