When first that beauty stole my love from
My crying kept the neighbors up all night.
But now my love has grown, my crying ceased:
The fire that gets more air will smoke the
#725: From Rumi's Kolliyaat-e
Edited by Badiozzaman Forouzanfar (Tehran, Amir Kabir, 1988).
Translated by Zara Houshmand
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