Rumi quatrain #1480, Foruzanfar

So much violence and stupidity have been born from me,
No heart has been happy for a moment because of me.
I demand justice, but what villainy comes out of me;
My cry is for all, but their outcry is on account of me!

از بس که فساد و ابلهی زاد از من
در عمر دمی نگشت دل شاد از من
من طالب داد و جمله بیداد از من
فریاد من از جمله و فریاد از من

Note: Perhaps Rumi was too demanding, and
later regretted it.




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