This blooming branch will bend with fruit
This falcon too will seek its prey one day.
His thoughts of you approach, then fly away,
Until at last they'll come to rest one day.
#1759: From Rumi's Kolliyaat-e
Edited by Badiozzaman Forouzanfar (Tehran, Amir Kabir, 1988).
Translated by Zara Houshmand
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