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  • بر لب جو صوفیی بنشسته بود  ** دست و رو می‌شست و پاکی می‌فزود 
  • On the river-bank a Súfí was seated, washing his hands and face and cleansing himself more and more.
  • او قفااش دید چون تخییلیی  ** کرد او را آرزوی سیلیی  1330
  • He saw the nape of his (the Súfí's) neck and, like a crazy man, felt a longing to give it a slap;
  • بر قفای صوفی حمزه‌پرست  ** راست می‌کرد از برای صفع دست 
  • (So) he raised his hand to inflict a blow on the nape of the pottage-worshipping Súfí,
  • کارزو را گر نرانم تا رود  ** آن طبیبم گفت کان علت شود 
  • Saying (to himself), “The physician told me it would make me ill if I would not let my desire have its way.
  • سیلیش اندر برم در معرکه  ** زانک لا تلقوا بایدی تهلکه 
  • I will give him a slap in quarrel, for (God hath said), ‘Do not cast yourselves with your own hands into destruction.’
  • تهلکه‌ست این صبر و پرهیز ای فلان  ** خوش بکوبش تن مزن چون دیگران 
  • O such-and-such, this self-restraint and abstinence is (thy) destruction: give him a good blow, do not keep quiet like the others.”
  • چون زدش سیلی برآمد یک طراق  ** گفت صوفی هی هی ای قواد عاق  1335
  • When he slapped him, there was the sound of a crack: the Súfí cried, “Hey, hey, O rascally pimp!”
  • خواست صوفی تا دو سه مشتش زند  ** سبلت و ریشش یکایک بر کند 
  • The Súfí was about to give him two or three blows with his fist and tear out his moustache and beard piecemeal (but refrained from doing so).
  • خلق رنجور دق و بیچاره‌اند  ** وز خداع دیو سیلی باره‌اند 
  • Mankind are (like) sufferers from phthisis and without a remedy (for their disease), and through the Devil's deception they are passionately addicted to slapping (each other).
  • جمله در ایذای بی‌جرمان حریص  ** در قفای همدگر جویان نقیص 
  • All (of them) are eager to injure the innocent and are seeking (to find) fault behind each others' backs.