God forbid your heart should find another
Or, far from mine, turn hesitant in love.
Your stream alone has fed my eyes as they
You are the streak of my tears, and my heart's
#1095: 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)