My soul is stubborn, drunken, and meddling;
My lover's is kind, but weary of waiting.
The messenger I send to her is God.
To me, a message from her is God's own word.
#1092: 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)