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  • زاغ ایشان گر به صورت زاغ بود ** باز همت آمد و ما زاغ بود
  • Their crow, (even) if it was a crow in outward aspect, was (really) a falcon in aspiration and (one whose gaze) turned not aside.
  • لکلک ایشان که لک لک می‏زند ** آتش توحید در شک می‏زند
  • Their stork, which cries lak lak, casts upon doubt (and disbelief) the fire of the profession of Unity;
  • و آن کبوترشان ز بازان نشکهد ** باز سر پیش کبوترشان نهد
  • And their dove is not scared by hawks: the hawk lays his head (in homage) before their dove.
  • بلبل ایشان که حالت آرد او ** در درون خویش گلشن دارد او 3755
  • Their nightingale, which throws thee into ecstasy, hath the rose-garden in its heart.
  • طوطی ایشان ز قند آزاد بود ** کز درون قند ابد رویش نمود
  • Their parrot was (always) independent of sugar, for the sugar of everlastingness showed its face (was revealed) to it from within.
  • پای طاوسان ایشان در نظر ** بهتر از طاوس پران دگر
  • The feet of their peacocks are fairer to see than (all) others in peacock's plumage.
  • منطق الطیران خاقانی صداست ** منطق الطیر سلیمانی کجاست‏
  • The speeches of princely birds are (meaningless as) an echo: where is the speech of the birds of Solomon?
  • تو چه دانی بانگ مرغان را همی ** چون ندیده‏ستی سلیمان را دمی‏
  • How wilt thou know the cries of the birds, when thou hast never seen Solomon for a single moment?
  • پر آن مرغی که بانگش مطرب است ** از برون مشرق است و مغرب است‏ 3760
  • The wings of that bird whose note thrills (them that can hear it) are beyond East and West.
  • هر یک آهنگش ز کرسی تاثری است ** وز ثری تا عرش در کر و فری است‏
  • Its every course is from the Footstool of God to the earth, and from the earth to the Throne of God it moves in glory and majesty.