Heart, in this hard time let me share secrets.
Soul, bow your head down in agreement.
Patience, you can't stand this pain; run away.
Reason, you're nothing but a child; go play.
#1406: 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)