Today's the day for boldness, wounded heart.
In loving her, there's no room to be distant.
Whatever logic holds, put that aside.
Now's the time for madness, right this instant.
#432: 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)