That king who made me crazy, and with whom
My heart, for love of him, has shared a home,
Sent a butterfly that signified, "I'm you,"
And fanned a hundred candle flames alight.
#1532: 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)