This Burning (4/14/2024)

This Burning (4/14/2024)

O heart, you are under foot, always in ruins.

You leave your soul to sorrow,

getting so much pleasure from that sorrow.

This time, you have fallen into the fire and I have left you.

Maybe you will become a master through this burning.

Rubailer (2016), Rubai 1, page 434.

The Rubaiyat of Rumi, The Ergin Translations (pub.summer 2024), Volume 3, Rubai 1104.

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