There's another kind of calm in the congress
A different oblivion in the wine of love.
The knowledge that the classroom yields is
And love... love is something else again.
#314: 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)