My life is lost, my world is lost - all lost.
O moon, I've lost the earth, the sky - all lost.
Don't pass the wine, just pour it in my mouth.
I've lost the very way to my own mouth.
#1159, from Rumi's Kolliyaat-e Shams-e Tabrizi
Edited by Badiozzaman Forouzanfar (Tehran, Amir Kabir, 1988).).
Translated by Zara Houshmand
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