This Rumi poem turns to a woman rediscovering:

ای دوست شکر بهتر یا آنک شکر سازد

خوبی قمر بهتر یا آنک قمر سازد


Why waste your time chasing

after childish trinkets?

Your Treasure is hiding in plain sight!

The moon whispers:

The time has come to

abandon your sugar addiction

My sweet nectar awaits you

even in bitterness


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