I will break the cycle of pain and remedy,
Break the cycle of kind and cruel.
You saw me repent, and how sincerely --
Watch too when I break repentance's rule.
#1347: From Rumi's
Edited by Badiozzaman Forouzanfar (Tehran, Amir Kabir, 1988).
Translated by Zara Houshmand
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