The liquid that flows from my eyes like blood
Is truly blood. Come see how it pours.
It's obvious what this flood will bring about:
My heart will be devoured, my eyes ripped
#461: 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
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