Show your face; we long to paint your image.
If you won't come, then let us please come there.
Send a kiss, one by one, for every one.
If you won't, then just send one and we can share.
#1372, from Rumi's Kolliyaat-e Shams-e Tabrizi
Edited by Badiozzaman Forouzanfar (Tehran, Amir Kabir, 1988).
Translated by Zara Houshmand
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