The scent of you will never leave my nose.
The vision of your face won,t leave my eyes.
A lifetime long I've dreamt you, night and day.
That life has passed, the dream won't go away.
# 450, 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)