A heart that circles round the door of love
Will die, at last, by the dagger of love.
This point is written in the book of love:
He has no head at all whose head holds love.
#1071, 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
By Frankin D. Lewis
By Coleman Barks (Translator)