Rumi quatrain, #1648 Foruzanfar

My soul complains about your fickle desires,
And it has a longing beyond all longings.
In this wine of love, my life blows with the wind,
Because in this wine I drink a gale of madness!

جانم ز هواهای تو دادی دارد
بیرون ز مرادها مرادی دارد
بر باد دهم خویش درین باده عشق
کاین باده ز سودای تو بادی دارد

Note: This quatrain is all about the
volatility of love as represented in
the instability of Vata dosha, the air
element, which in traditional medicine
is symbolically responsible for longing
and madness.





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