All the waters of life are a drop in your pool
And the heavens, moon a mere trace of the light of your
Through the long night, I long for the light,
For the moon of your face in the dark night of your hair.
#177, from Rumi's Kolliyaat-e
Edited by Badiozzaman Forouzanfar (Tehran, Amir Kabir, 1988).
Translated by Zara Houshmand
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