I'm a grape, I roll under trampling feet.
Wherever love pulls me, that's where I roll.
You ask me, 'Why do you roll around me?'
I don't. It's all around me that I roll.
#1155: From Rumi's Kolliyaat-e
Edited by Badiozzaman Forouzanfar (Tehran, Amir Kabir, 1988).
Translated by Zara Houshmand
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