Saqi, I asked you for a simple wine;
Make it live; serve it to men who are free.
You said, 'A wind is stirring in the sky.'
Until it comes, my love, pour wine for me.
#904: From Rumi's Kolliyaat-e
Edited by Badiozzaman Forouzanfar (Tehran, Amir Kabir, 1988).
Translated by Zara Houshmand
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