We speak another language, not this tongue.
There's another home that's not your heaven or hell.
Free spirits draw their life from another source;
That pure gem is mined from a different course.
#403, from Rumi's Kolliyaat-e Shams-e Tabrizi
Edited by Badiozzaman Forouzanfar (Tehran, Amir Kabir, 1988).
Translated by Zara Houshmand
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