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This is a poem of RUMI in the original Persian. Through the magic of the Flash animation you can now view a morphing of this poem into English through a 4 phase process.
Phase 1: Persian quatrain in nasta'ligh calligraphy.
Phase 2: Easy to read transliteration, so you can sound out the Persian of RUMI.
Phase 3: Word-for-word translation, so you can know the meaning of every word.
Phase 4: Translation of the poem in English.
This system of translation was incorporated in Shahram Shiva's book "Rending the Veil."


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