Now is our time for traveling the earth:
We leave the cities to their civic pride.
Now our ship is idling on the sea,
Each night sees another port, another home
#1952: 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)