If I Had Known (7/23/2023)

If I Had Known (7/23/2023)

If I had known my own value,

I would not have fooled around with this dirty world.

I would have emptied myself from self and ascended quickly.

I would have raised my head above the ninth level of the sky.

Rubailer (2016), Rubai 1, page 475.

The Rubaiyat of Rumi, The Ergin Translations (apprx.pub.fall2023), Rubai 1456, Volume 4.

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