“You” (4/30/2023)

“You” (4/30/2023)

If all I have made are mistakes and You are my only right, that is enough for me.

You are the only meaning of my ruined, wrecked life.

At the time of my leaving this world,

if they ask me, “What did you do?”

I will answer, “You.” And, that is enough for me.

Rubaiyat (2016), Rubai 3, page 454.

The Rubaiyat of Rumi, The Ergin Translations (apprx.pub. fall 2023), Rubai 967, Volume 3.