O my soul! although you have seen how his soul stands by him,
how is it you do not stand by me?
O my soul! although you have known him who does not love me,
still do you go to him, saying "he will not be displeased."
O my soul! do you follow him at pleasure under the belief that
the ruined have no friends?
O my soul! you would not first seem sulky and then enjoy (him);
who then would in future consult you about such things?
My soul fears when it is without him; it also fears
when it is with him; it is subject to incessant sorrow.
My mind has been (here) in order to eat me up
(as it were) whenever I think of him in my solitude.
I have even forgotten my modesty, having been caught
in my foolish mind which is not dignified enough to forget him.
My soul which clings to life thinks only of his (own)
gain in the belief that it would be disgraceful for it to despise him.
Who would help me out of one's distress,
when one's own soul refuses help to one?
It is hardly possible for strangers to behave like relations,
when one's own soul acts like a stranger.
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