Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi
Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi [Rumi] (1207 - 1273 / Persia)
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Every Day I Bear A Burden
Every day I bear a burden, and I bear this calamity for a purpose:
I bear the discomfort of cold and December's snow in hope of spring.
Before the fattener-up of all who are lean, I drag this so emaciated body;
Though they expel me from two hundred cities, I bear it for the sake of the love of a prince;
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