Shahram Shiva, blogger on, is a leading Rumi translator, author, scholar and performer. Shiva’s translations of Rumi have been published in several books and are available in a CD “Rumi: Lovedrunk.”

When we talk about the witness in our verse,
we talk about you.
A pure heart and a noble demeanor
cannot compete with your radiant face.
They will ask you
what you have produced.
Say to them,
except for Love,
what else can a Lover produce?

I am in Love!
All this advise–
what’s the use?
I have drunk poison.
All this sugar
what’s the use?
You say hurry,
tie up his feet.
But its my heart that’s gone crazy,
all this rope
around my feet–
what’s the use?

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