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  • بود اندر منظره شه منتظر ** تا ببیند آن چه بنمودند سر
  • The king was in the belvedere, expecting to see that which had been shown mysteriously.
  • دید شخصی فاضلی پر مایه‌‌ای ** آفتابی در میان سایه‌‌ای‌‌
  • He saw a person excellent and worshipful, a sun amidst a shadow,
  • می‌‌رسید از دور مانند هلال ** نیست بود و هست بر شکل خیال‌‌
  • Coming from afar, like the new moon (in slenderness and radiance): he was nonexistent, though existent in the form of phantasy.
  • نیست وش باشد خیال اندر روان ** تو جهانی بر خیالی بین روان‌‌ 70
  • In the spirit phantasy is as naught, (yet) behold a world (turning) on a phantasy!
  • بر خیالی صلح‌‌شان و جنگشان ** وز خیالی فخرشان و ننگشان‌‌
  • Their peace and their war (turn) on a phantasy, and their pride and their shame spring from a phantasy;
  • آن خیالاتی که دام اولیاست ** عکس مه رویان بستان خداست‌‌
  • (But) those phantasies which ensnare the saints are the reflexion of the fair ones of the garden of God.
  • آن خیالی که شه اندر خواب دید ** در رخ مهمان همی‌‌آمد پدید
  • In the countenance of the stranger-guest was appearing that phantasy which the king beheld in his dream.
  • شه به جای حاجیان واپیش رفت ** پیش آن مهمان غیب خویش رفت‌‌
  • The king himself, instead of the chamberlains, went forward to meet his guest from the Invisible.
  • هر دو بحری آشنا آموخته ** هر دو جان بی‌‌دوختن بر دوخته‌‌ 75
  • Both were seamen who had learned to swim, the souls of both were knit together without sewing.
  • گفت معشوقم تو بوده ستی نه آن ** لیک کار از کار خیزد در جهان‌‌
  • The king said, “Thou wert my Beloved (in reality), not she; but in this world deed issues from deed.