All my heart speaks, openly or hidden,
Concerns her musky hair, that scent that strays"
My heart is flustered, knowing her wild ways,
And thus perturbed, flings words in disarray.
#701: From Rumi's
Edited by Badiozzaman Forouzanfar (Tehran, Amir Kabir, 1988).
Translated by Zara Houshmand
Zara Houshmand's features
The Life Teachings and Poetry of Jalal al-Din Rumi
By Frankin D. Lewis
By Coleman Barks (Translator)