This poem is taken from Stand 216, 15(4) December 2017 - February 2018.

Hafez Four Poems
Translated by Mario Petrucci

O Sultan, my Sultan! – have pity on a meagre outsider.  He replied:
Outside? Who put you outside your own heart? Are you a dog to God?

I said: Then why not let me in?  Ah – imposition is no door, He said.
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