My love, accept my service one more time:
Take pity on my weak and scattered mind;
But if I should offend you yet again,
Let my helpless cries go unheard then.
#1374: From Rumi's Kolliyaat-e
Edited by Badiozzaman Forouzanfar (Tehran, Amir Kabir, 1988).
Translated by Zara Houshmand
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