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My heart is your student; it studies love,

And, like the night, waits at the gates of dawn.

Where I go, I follow where love's face leads

Because oil flows to the flame that it feeds.

#353, from Rumi's Kolliyaat-e Shams-e Tabrizi
Edited by Badiozzaman Forouzanfar (Tehran, Amir Kabir, 1988).

Translated by Zara Houshmand
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