So near, my delight, please don't go away;
Don't tire of me and leave me alone.
Destined for death, you were fruit of the
Please don't turn back now that you've become
#1555: 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)