Oh, when you remind me of her door,
I feel the rapture bubbling up once more.
How can I forget that blessing, ever,
When you bring to mind long buried treasure?
#1693, from Rumi's Kolliyaat-e Shams-e Tabrizi
Edited by Badiozzaman Forouzanfar (Tehran, Amir Kabir, 1988).
Translated by Zara Houshmand
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