Last night you left me and slept happily.
Tonight, faithless, in which bed do you lie?
You are joined to me, I said, till judgment day.
Say to me what you said when you were high.
#1897, from Rumi's Kolliyaat-e Shams-e Tabrizi
Edited by Badiozzaman Forouzanfar (Tehran, Amir Kabir, 1988).
Translated by Zara Houshmand
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