Lover of truth, this morning bring pure wine
To break my fast, for life is death itself.
Keep watch over this burning heart, or else
Hear the moans of a song from which heart's gone.
#926: 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)