Friend, in truth, you're the source of life's
You read my letter when it reaches you!
No matter how strange, you don't tear it up,
Knowing my shattered heart as you do.
#1736: From Rumi's
Edited by Badiozzaman Forouzanfar (Tehran, Amir Kabir, 1988).
Translated by Zara Houshmand
Zara Houshmand's features
The Life Teachings and Poetry of Jalal al-Din Rumi
By Frankin D. Lewis
By Coleman Barks (Translator)