The moment my eyes are flooded with tears
Her image, like a lustrous pearl, appears.
"Pour more wine for this dear honored guest,"
I tell my eyes, whispering in their ears.
#100, from Rumi's Kolliyaat-e
Edited by Badiozzaman Forouzanfar (Tehran, Amir Kabir, 1988).
Translated by Zara Houshmand
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The Life Teachings and Poetry of Jalal al-Din Rumi
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