My beloved is not as lovers are:
Beyond body, undying, without end.
If some fool wants to mock this, let him talk.
No lover is more delicate, more kind.
#288: 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)