The suffering one to whom you offered solace,
The sad one who drank your happiness,
Looks again in vain to taste your wine's first taste.
If you pour no more, memory's dregs are waste.
#1663, from Rumi's Kolliyaat-e
Edited by Badiozzaman Forouzanfar (Tehran, Amir Kabir, 1988).
Translated by Zara Houshmand
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