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  • هر کجا که یوسفی باشد چو ماه ** جنتست ارچه که باشد قعر چاه
  • Wherever a Joseph (beautiful) as the moon may be, ’tis Paradise, even though it be the bottom of a well.
  • منع کردن دوستان او را از رجوع کردن به بخارا وتهدید کردن و لاابالی گفتن او
  • How his friends hindered him from returning to Bukhárá and threatened him, and how he said, “I don't care.”
  • گفت او را ناصحی ای بی‌خبر ** عاقبت اندیش اگر داری هنر
  • A candid adviser said to him, “O imprudent man, think of the end (consequence), if thou hast (any) skill.
  • درنگر پس را به عقل و پیش را ** همچو پروانه مسوزان خویش را
  • Consider reasonably the future and the past: do not let thyself be burnt like a moth.
  • چون بخارا می‌روی دیوانه‌ای ** لایق زنجیر و زندان‌خانه‌ای
  • How art thou going to Bukhárá? Thou art mad, thou art (only) fit for chains and the prison-house.
  • او ز تو آهن همی‌خاید ز خشم ** او همی‌جوید ترا با بیست چشم 3815
  • He (the Sadr-i Jahán) is champing iron in his wrath against thee; he is seeking thee with twenty eyes.
  • می‌کند او تیز از بهر تو کارد ** او سگ قحطست و تو انبان آرد
  • He is sharpening the knife for thee: he is (like) the starving dog, and thou (like) the bag of flour.
  • چون رهیدی و خدایت راه داد ** سوی زندان می‌روی چونت فتاد
  • After thou hast escaped and God has given thee the (open) road, thou art going (back) to prison: what is the matter with thee?
  • بر تو گر ده‌گون موکل آمدی ** عقل بایستی کز ایشان کم زدی
  • Had there been ten sorts of custodians over thee, intelligence would have been needed in order that thou might'st become quit of them.
  • چون موکل نیست بر تو هیچ‌کس ** از چه بسته گشت بر تو پیش و پس
  • Since no one is a custodian over thee, wherefore have the future and the past become sealed to thee?”
  • عشق پنهان کرده بود او را اسیر ** آن موکل را نمی‌دید آن نذیر 3820
  • Secret love had made him (the Wakíl) captive: the warner (his critic) was not seeing that custodian.