All I've wanted from you is to want you,
To spread your love on the table of love, just so.
Last night I dreamt but now the memory's gone.
I woke up drunk: this alone I know.
#1194, from Rumi's Kolliyaat-e Shams-e Tabrizi
Edited by Badiozzaman Forouzanfar (Tehran, Amir Kabir, 1988).
Translated by Zara Houshmand
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