When I boil in the fire of my self for a while,
I want to forget about you for a while,
To gather my soul and empty my mind of thinking.
You'll pour into my cup then, and once again I'll drink
# 1216, 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
By Frankin D. Lewis
By Coleman Barks (Translator)