I hear the song of a drunk nightingale,
And the voice of a temptress on the wind.
I see my love's illusion on the water,
And that flower I smell, I know it well.
# 1122, from Rumi's Kolliyaat-e
Edited by Badiozzaman Forouzanfar (Tehran, Amir Kabir, 1988).
Translated by Zara Houshmand
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