Tonight's a night of weakness, misery.
Tonight I grapple with heart's mystery.
Its secrets, my friend, are all thoughts of
O night, pass quickly: I have work to do.
#170: 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
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By Coleman Barks (Translator)