You're the kind that moves an angel to joy;
Is it strange that a man should be entranced?
As long as I live I will be your slave,
Whether you look, or give me not a glance.
#80: 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)