Let your water flow, and you nurture the young
Turn your back, and you uproot me.
I was dust beneath thorns' feet, I was dry.
You have raised me, Moon: I am one with the
#1792: From Rumi's Kolliyaat-e
Edited by Badiozzaman Forouzanfar (Tehran, Amir Kabir, 1988).
Translated by Zara Houshmand
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