D?v?n-e Kab?r or D?v?n-e ?ams-e Tabr?z? (The Works of ?ams Tabr?z?) (Persian: ) or D?v?n-e ?ams is one of Mawl?n? Jal?l-ad-D?n Muhammad Balkh?'s (Rumi) masterpieces. A collection of lyric poems that contains more than 40,000 verses, it is written in the New Persian language and is considered one of the greatest works of Persian literature.
D?v?n-e Kab?r ("the great divan") contains poems in several different styles of Eastern-Islamic poetry (e.g. odes, eulogies, quatrains, etc.). It contains 44,282 lines (according to Foruzanfar's edition, which is based on the oldest manuscripts available): 3,229 odes, or ghazals (total lines = 34,662); 44 tarji-bands (total lines = 1698); and 1,983 quatrains (total lines = 7932). Although most of the poems are in New Persian, there are also some in Arabic, and a small number of mixed Persian/Greek and Persian/Turkish poems. D?v?n-e ?ams-e Tabr?z? is named in honour of Rumi's spiritual teacher and friend Shams Tabrizi.
The following poem of Rumi is written in Persian while the last words of each verse end with a Greek word:
The following are Greek verses in the poetry of Mawlana Jalal ad-Din Rumi (1207-1273), and his son, Sultan Walad (1226-1312). The works have been difficult to edit, because of the absence of vowel pointing in most of the verses, and the confusion of scribes unfamiliar with Greek; different editions of the verses vary greatly:
|Verse||Greek Phrases (written in the Persian script by Rumi)||Greek
|Persian Translation||English Translation|
|1a||? /||?||? ? ? ) ? )||He is our Master and we love him|
|1b||? ?||' ? ? ?||?||It is because of him that life is sweet|
|2a||?||?||Why did you turn around because you were ill?|
|2b||?||, !||Tell me what happened to you? Tell me what did you loose?|
|11a||? ? ! ? ? !||? , ? ·||.||Come my beautiful, come my king.|
|11b||? ? ! ? ? !||? , !|| ? .||If you do not give us joy, give us "wind"/"breath"!|
|12a||? , ·||? ? [=?] ?||The thirsty one drinks while the wounded one flees|
|12b||, ?,||Tell me beautiful, did you break the cup?|