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  • تا نیامیزد بدین دو بانگ دور ** قطره‌ای از بحر خوش با بحر شور
  • To the end that, by reason of these two cries (being) far distant (from each other), not a drop of the sweet sea may mingle with the briny sea.
  • رسیدن بانگ طلسمی نیم‌شب مهمان مسجد را
  • How the talismanic cry came at midnight to (the ears of) the guest in the mosque.
  • بشنو اکنون قصه‌ی آن بانگ سخت ** که نرفت از جا بدان آن نیکبخت 4345
  • Now hear the tale of the terrible cry, by which that good-fortuned man was not dismayed.
  • گفت چون ترسم چو هست این طبل عید ** تا دهل ترسد که زخم او را رسید
  • He said, “How should I fear? for this is the drum of the Festival. Let the drum fear, since blows belong to it.
  • ای دهلهای تهی بی قلوب ** قسمتان از عید جان شد زخم چوب
  • O empty drums without hearts, your share in the festival of the spirit is (naught but) blows of the (drum-)stick.
  • شد قیامت عید و بی‌دینان دهل ** ما چو اهل عید خندان همچو گل
  • The Resurrection is the Festival, and the irreligious are the drum: we, like the festive folk, are laughing as the rose.”
  • بشنو اکنون این دهل چون بانگ زد ** دیگ دولتبا چگونه می‌پزد
  • Now hear how, when this drum boomed, he (the guest) cooks the pot containing the broth of felicity.
  • چونک بشنود آن دهل آن مرد دید ** گفت چون ترسد دلم از طبل عید 4350
  • When that man of insight heard the drum, he said, “How should my heart be afraid of the drum of the Festival?”
  • گفت با خود هین ملرزان دل کزین ** مرد جان بددلان بی‌یقین
  • He said to himself, “Beware, do not let thy heart tremble, for (only) the souls of the faint-hearted who lack faith have died at this (noise of the drum).
  • وقت آن آمد که حیدروار من ** ملک گیرم یا بپردازم بدن
  • The time has come for me, like Haydar (‘Alí), to seize a kingdom, or to quit the body.”
  • بر جهید و بانگ بر زد کای کیا ** حاضرم اینک اگر مردی بیا
  • He sprang up and shouted, “O prince, lo, here am I: if thou art a man, come on!”