Gentle hearts, who scatter seeds of loyalty
And rain pure goodness down on this black earth:
You've heard, no matter where, the state I'm in;
Don't separate me from my love again.
#566, from Rumi's Kolliyaat-e Shams-e Tabrizi
Edited by Badiozzaman Forouzanfar (Tehran, Amir Kabir, 1988).
Translated by Zara Houshmand
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