When I die, bring my corpse to her,
And leave me there, or what of me remains.
If my love will kiss my rotting lips
And I should come to life, don't think it strange.
#64, from Rumi's Kolliyaat-e
Edited by Badiozzaman Forouzanfar (Tehran, Amir Kabir, 1988).
Translated by Zara Houshmand
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The Life Teachings and Poetry of Jalal al-Din Rumi
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