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  • آن دروغست و کژ و بر ساخته ** سر آن کژ را تو هم نشناخته 2805
  • That (story of the hare and the elephant) is a lie and false and made up; moreover, thou hast not perceived the secret (the esoteric meaning) of that falsehood.
  • جواب آن مثل کی منکران گفتند از رسالت خرگوش پیغام به پیل از ماه آسمان
  • The answer to the parable which the unbelievers related concerning the hare's being sent as ambassador with a message to the elephant from the Moon in heaven.
  • سر آن خرگوش دان دیو فضول ** که به پیش نفس تو آمد رسول
  • Know that the hidden nature of that hare is the insolent Devil who came as an ambassador to thy soul,
  • تا که نفس گول را محروم کرد ** ز آب حیوانی که از وی خضر خورد
  • In order that he might deprive thy foolish soul of the Water of Life whence Khizr drank.
  • بازگونه کرده‌ای معنیش را ** کفر گفتی مستعد شو نیش را
  • Thou hast perverted its (the parable's) meaning, thou hast uttered blasphemy: prepare thyself for the sting (of Divine chastisement).
  • اضطراب ماه گفتی در زلال ** که بترسانید پیلان را شغال
  • Thou hast spoken of the moon's being disturbed in the limpid water, whereby the jackal (hare) frightened the elephants;
  • قصه‌ی خرگوش و پیل آری و آب ** خشیت پیلان ز مه در اضطراب 2810
  • Thou relatest the story of the hare and the elephant and the water, and the elephant's fear of the moon when it was disturbed:
  • این چه ماند آخر ای کوران خام ** با مهی که شد زبونش خاص و عام
  • O ye half-baked blind men, pray, how does this bear any resemblance to the Moon to whom (both) lords and commons are subject?
  • چه مه و چه آفتاب و چه فلک ** چه عقول و چه نفوس و چه ملک
  • What is the moon and what is the sun and what is the sky? What are intelligences and souls and angels?
  • آفتاب آفتاب آفتاب ** این چه می‌گویم مگر هستم بخواب
  • “The Sun of the sun of the sun”: what is this I am saying (of God)? Surely I am asleep.
  • صد هزاران شهر را خشم شهان ** سرنگون کردست ای بد گم‌رهان
  • The wrath of the (spiritual) kings has overthrown hundreds of thousands of cities, O ye wicked who have lost the way.