As long as I live, this is my work and my
No hunter am I, but I live to stalk this prey.
This is what fills my life, this is what fills
My calm rest, my relief, my companion in grief.
#267: 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
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