Character Sketch in 32 Words

Posted on 15/10/2012 by


I want a trouble-maker for a lover,

Blood spiller, blood drinker, a heart of flame,

Who quarrels with the sky and fights with fate,

Who burns like fire on the rushing sea.

— #862: From Rumi’s Kolliyaat-e Shams-e Tabrizi.
Edited by Badiozzaman Forouzanfar (Tehran, Amir Kabir, 1988).
Translated by Zara Houshmand