I’M CONCEALED

I’m so close to you that I’m far apart,

So completely merged that I’m separate,

So vastly exposed that I’m concealed,

So whole and sound that I’ll never be healed.

#1121, from Rumi’s Kolliyaat-e Shams-e Tabrizi
Edited by Badiozzaman Forouzanfar (Tehran, Amir Kabir, 1988).

From translations of Rumi by Zara Houshmand

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