I have lost heart, my sweet, but you have
Perhaps my words can move you to be kind.
Give back the heart you took from me, or else
You'll take from me, heartlessly, all else.
#1959: 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)