Wrap my secrets within your soul, and hide,
Even from myself, this state of mine.
Wrap me in your soul: face to face with me
Your faith will transform my worst blasphemy.
#1392, from Rumi's Kolliyaat-e Shams-e Tabrizi
Edited by Badiozzaman Forouzanfar (Tehran, Amir Kabir, 1988).
Translated by Zara Houshmand
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