When I fell into your love, and its pain,
My poor heart fell to the depths once again.
It has fallen before, felt love and more,
But never till this time has felt such pain.
#603, 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)