Rumi quatrain, #1551 Foruzanfar

گفتم که کجا بود بتا خانه تو
گفتا که دل خراب ویرانه تو
من خورشیدم درون ویرانه روم
ای مست خراب باد کاشانه تو


“O idol, where do you live?”, I asked.
He said, “Your broken and ruined heart;
I am the Sun, and go inside ruins.
O drunk, may your home be destroyed!”

In Persian poetry, treasure is buried in a ruin,
which is associated with wine and drunkenness.
Rumi’s master’s name, Shams, means Sun.





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