When mankind gathers on that final day
And faces pale from fear of reckoning,
I'll hold your love in the palm of my hand,
And I will say, 'By this I'm saved or damned.'
#774: 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
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