Why Don’t You…? (6/11/2023)

Why Don’t You…? (6/11/2023)

The Beloved said to me,

“Since you are buying kisses from every beauty,

why don’t you buy one from Me?”

I asked, “With gold?”

“No,” He said. “What can I do with gold?”

So I tried again, “With my life?”

“Yes, yes,” He said. “That’s what I want, yes.”

Rubailer (2016), Rubai 1, page 464.

The Rubaiyat of Rumi, The Ergin Translations (fall2023), Volume 3, Rubai 988.

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