If I bring you to mind, you're there in my
If I open my mouth, you're there on my lips.
If I'm happy, you're the secret to it.
If I need cunning, you'll teach me to do it.
#1992: 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)