You trap me in a hundred snares, bound tight.
Night comes and you say, "Go, I,ll send for you."
And if I go, who will you lie with then?
Tonight who will you call by my name, friend?
#1702, from Rumi's Kolliyaat-e
Edited by Badiozzaman Forouzanfar (Tehran, Amir Kabir, 1988).
Translated by Zara Houshmand
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