The moon rose high and I sunk very low.
My love sobered up, and I got still more drunk.
My life and soul, from now on please don't hold
Against me what is out of my control.
#1357: From Rumi's Kolliyaat-e
Edited by Badiozzaman Forouzanfar (Tehran, Amir Kabir, 1988).
Translated by Zara Houshmand
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