I rush here and there in search of a friend.
Still I dream, though my life has reached
And yes, one day I will find my friend,
But how will I find the life that is spent?
#1154: From Rumi's Kolliyaat-e
Edited by Badiozzaman Forouzanfar (Tehran, Amir Kabir, 1988).
Translated by Zara Houshmand
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