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Mystical Poems of Rumi - Rumi, Jalal Al-Din, and Arberry, A J (Translated by), and Yarshater, Ehsan (Editor)
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My verse resembles the bread of Egypt--night passes over it, and you cannot eat it any more. Devour it the moment it is fresh, before the dust settles upon it. Its place is the warm climate of the heart; in this world it dies of cold. Like a fish it quivered for an instant on dry land, another moment and you see it is cold. Even if you eat it imagining it is fresh, it is necessary to conjure up many images. What you drink is really your own imagination; it is no old tale, my good man. Jalal al-Din Rumi (1207-73), legendary ...

Mystical Poems of Rumi 2009, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226731629

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Mystical Poems of Rumi 1968, University of Chicago Press

ISBN-13: 9780226731506