Don't walk away, for I will pay your price.
Look inside me: I light up in your sight.
Don't tire of me, I am your marketplace.
Come work with me, your work through me shines bright.
# 1328, from Rumi's Kolliyaat-e
Edited by Badiozzaman Forouzanfar (Tehran, Amir Kabir, 1988).
Translated by Zara Houshmand
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