A Ruba’i by Rumi (Translation)

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Translated by Bänoo Zan

Your love entered my heart and happily left
Came back, put its burden down and left
I said, “Do me a favour! Stay for a couple of days”
It sat down and now has forgotten to leave

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Bänoo Zan

Bänoo Zan has over 150 published poems and three books, two of which were released after she landed in Canada—Songs of Exile (2016) was shortlisted for Gerald Lampert Award and Letters to My Father was released in 2017. She founded Shab-e She’r (Poetry Night), Toronto’s most diverse poetry reading and open mic series, in 2012. Twitter: @BanooZan

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