Today, Sunlight offers three interpretations of Quatrain 894:
With every word, you break my heart.
You see my story
written in blood on my face,
why do you ignore it,
do you have a heart of stone?
-- Translation by Azima Melita Kolin
and Maryam Mafi
Rumi: Whispers of the Beloved
HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 1999
Every day, this pain. Either you're numb
or you don't understand love.
I write out my love story.
You see the writing, but you don't read it.
-- Version by Coleman Barks
Threshold Books, 1986
Every day my heart cries out.
Every night it turns to stone.
The story of my love
is written in blood all over my face.
I asked by Beloved to read it.
He asks me to ignore it.
-- Version by Jonathan Star
"Rumi - In the Arms of the Beloved "
Jeremy P. Tarcher/Putnam, New York 1997
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