We are drunk on the essence without even tasting
Filled with light in the morning, and joyful
into the night.
They say our path leads nowhere--that's alright:
There's joy enough right here to fill all
#1319: 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)