Yesterday, wealth was the light of our day,
Today the world is lit by burning flames.
A pity that in my life,s book, the times
Write: "This is one day, that another day."
#1881: From Rumi's
Edited by Badiozzaman Forouzanfar (Tehran, Amir Kabir, 1988).
Translated by Zara Houshmand
Zara Houshmand's features
The Life Teachings and Poetry of Jalal al-Din Rumi
By Frankin D. Lewis
By Coleman Barks (Translator)