Ever since they cut me from the reed-bed – Rumi

Ever since they cut me from the reed-bed ‏Men and women have cried at my wail كز نيستان تا مرا ببريده اند در نفيرم مرد و زن ناليده اند ‏kaz nayistan tā marā bobrīdeʾand ‏dar nafīram mard o…

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I want a breast torn by separation – Rumi

I want a breast torn, torn by separation That I may explain the pain of ardent longing ‎سینه خواهم شرحه شرحه از فراق ‎تا بگویم شرح درد اشتیاق sine khāham sharhe sharhe az ferāgh tā beguyam sharh-e dard-e…

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I love You with two loves – Rabiʿa al-ʿAdawiyya

Some of the most famous lines of Rabiʿa al-ʿAdawiyya   I love You with two loves The love of desire And a love because You are deserving of that [love]   أحِبُّكَ حُبَّيْنِ حُبَّ الهَوَى  وحُبّا لأنَّكَ أهْلٌ…

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