I told her, "Your love is driving me
Will your chains ever hold me in my dreams?"
"Hush!" she said, "Enough of
How can a madman dream a wise man's dreams?"
#1639: 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
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