I will not tell the secret my Friend spoke.
That pearl, that precious trust, will not be pierced.
I have not slept these many nights for fear
That I might spill those words out in my sleep.
#347: 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)