Your eye is the light, the eye of the storm
That stirs all life, the source, the fountainhead,
The eye that lights the eyes of all mankind,
And from your spring streams flow from every eye.
# 1607, 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)