Accept me, friend, and take my life away.
Make me drunk, take me from this world and
Take that part of my heart that is not yours:
Set fire to me and burn that part away.
#1408: From Rumi's Kolliyaat-e
Edited by Badiozzaman Forouzanfar (Tehran, Amir Kabir, 1988).
Translated by Zara Houshmand
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