The whole world worries over your sweet face.
For the love of that face men tear their clothes.
All around you, art flows from those nearby.
Their wisdom fails beside your crazy high.
#1400: From Rumi's Kolliyaat-e
Edited by Badiozzaman Forouzanfar (Tehran, Amir Kabir, 1988).
Translated by Zara Houshmand
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