No heart has ever softened yet among these hearts of stone.
No one has ever melted yet among these frozen ones.
Your tanner hasn't yet begun; this hide is still quite raw.
No one here has yet been struck, God, by your awe.
#955, from Rumi's Kolliyaat-e
Edited by Badiozzaman Forouzanfar (Tehran, Amir Kabir, 1988).
Translated by Zara Houshmand
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