Harmony itself creates our discord.
The teasing smile inside creates my scowl.
This royal falcon wears an owl's face.
The very jaws of death hold life's long grace.
#1361: 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)