I'm not me, you're not you, and you're not me;
And yet I'm me, you're you, and you are me.
Beauty of Khotan, I am this because of you:
Confused if I am you, or you are me.
#1976, from Rumi's Kolliyaat-e Shams-e Tabrizi
Edited by Badiozzaman Forouzanfar (Tehran, Amir Kabir, 1988).
Translated by Zara Houshmand
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