Last night I spent with a goddess who dabbles with slaves
Again and again I begged; her answer still: "We'll
The night was gone, and left our story hanging.
The night was not to blame, no: our story has no ending.
#967, from Rumi's Kolliyaat-e
Edited by Badiozzaman Forouzanfar (Tehran, Amir Kabir, 1988).
Translated by Zara Houshmand
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