I entered your garden, but not to gather
Anything: a dervish, empty-handed.
Do you want me to go? Open the door.
If not, then don't think bad thoughts either.
#895: 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)