What can I do, my love? I'm in love with your face.
Your beautiful eyes make me shy, what can I do?
Each and every moment, passion rises, peaks, flows,
And I haven't a clue about what to do, God knows.
#1342, 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)