Your love stirs the oceans into reckless storms.
At your feet, the clouds drop their pearls.
Dark smoke rises in the sky; a fire burns
Where your love's lightning strikes the earth.
#523: 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)