My face was pale, my heart was overflowing
And travelled the same path that Majnoon trod.
That was how things stood until this moment
What's happened now makes all that seem like
#543: 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)