From Hidden Music: My love, you are closer to me than myself, You shine through my eyes. Your light is brighter than the moon. Step into the garden So all the flowers, even the tall poplar Can kneel before your beauty. Let your voice silence the lily Famous for its hundred tongues.
About the Author
Maryam Mafi is an experienced Persian translator who studied in the US and has translated a variety of scholarly and poetic works. She is based in London. Azima Melita Kolin is a poet, musician and an artist living in London. Coming from different backgrounds of language, music and art, they have stretched the boundaries of their collaboration from Iran to Bulgaria, from America to eastern and western Europe. Their meeting place is the love they both share for Rumi.