A lover's one who must drink, day and night,
To tear off reason's veil and his own shame.
Mind, body, heart, or soul cannot be part
Of one who is, with love, one and the same.
#757, from Rumi's Kolliyaat-e Shams-e Tabrizi
Edited by Badiozzaman Forouzanfar (Tehran, Amir Kabir, 1988).
Translated by Zara Houshmand
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