Why complain of my anguish and suffering?
Rather rejoice that we joined so sweetly.
Why do you flee from me, why this shouting?
Rather fear our sweet union's memory.
#1673, 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)