Each day my lover comes again. She's drunk,
The cup of passion's riot in her hand.
If I take it, reason's flask will break.
If I don't, how can I let go her hand?
#445: 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)