Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

[Rumi] (1207 - 1273 / Persia)

Poems of Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

Laila and the Khalifa.

The Khalifa said to Laila, "Art thou really she
For whom Majnun lost his head and went distracted?
Thou art not fairer than many other fair ones."
She replied, "Be silent; thou art not Majnun!"


If thou hadst Majnun's eyes,
The two worlds would be within thy view.
Thou art in thy senses, but Majnun is beside himself.

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