I've lost, then found, my thoughts a hundred times,
Drinking till when? from my admirers' cup.
At work, or idle, I get nothing done.
We'll see where all this finally ends up.
#752: 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)