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  • پوست را بشکافت و پیکان را کشید ** پوست تازه بعد از آتش بردمید
  • Cleft the skin and drew out the iron point (of the arrow or spear)—then fresh skin grew over it (the wound);
  • قلعه ویران کرد و از کافر ستد ** بعد از آن بر ساختش صد برج و سد 310
  • Rased the fortress and took it from the infidel, then reared thereon a hundred towers and ramparts.
  • کار بی‌‌چون را که کیفیت نهد ** این که گفتم هم ضرورت می‌‌دهد
  • Who shall describe the action of Him who hath no like? This that I have said (is what) the present necessity is affording.
  • گه چنین بنماید و گه ضد این ** جز که حیرانی نباشد کار دین‌‌
  • Sometimes it (the action of God) appears like this and sometimes the contrary of this: the work of religion is naught but bewilderment.
  • نی چنان حیران که پشتش سوی اوست ** بل چنین حیران و غرق و مست دوست‌‌
  • (I mean) not one bewildered in such wise that his back is (turned) towards Him; nay, but one bewildered (with ecstasy) like this and drowned (in God) and intoxicated with the Beloved.
  • آن یکی را روی او شد سوی دوست ** و آن یکی را روی او خود روی دوست‌‌
  • The face of the one is set towards the Beloved, (while) the face of the other is just his own face (he is facing himself).
  • روی هر یک می‌‌نگر می‌‌دار پاس ** بو که گردی تو ز خدمت رو شناس‌‌ 315
  • Look long on the face of every one, keep watch attentively: it may be that by doing service (to Súfís) you will come to know the face (of the true saint).
  • چون بسی ابلیس آدم روی هست ** پس به هر دستی نشاید داد دست‌‌
  • Since there is many a devil who hath the face of Adam, it is not well to give your hand to every hand,
  • ز انکه صیاد آورد بانگ صفیر ** تا فریبد مرغ را آن مرغ گیر
  • Because the fowler produces a whistling sound in order to decoy the bird,
  • بشنود آن مرغ بانگ جنس خویش ** از هوا آید بیابد دام و نیش‌‌
  • (So that) the bird may hear the note of its congener and come down from the air and find trap and knife-point.