From the outside, you see lifeless faces,
Strangers all, from Rome to Khorasan.
What's behind those faces? Look again.
To see the human ocean, look within.
#1810: 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)