Now that your lover has shown you her face,
Extinguish yourself at her feet, my heart.
Put out the candle that burns in the sun,
And with you dies this sorrow: moan no more.
#1734: From Rumi's Kolliyaat-e
Edited by Badiozzaman Forouzanfar (Tehran, Amir Kabir, 1988).
Translated by Zara Houshmand
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