This sorrow strains and filters your pure soul,
And wears away the body that God gave you.
This fire of love in which you burn away
Will be your garden paradise one day.
#1399: 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
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