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1404-1428

  • نوح را گفتند امت کو ثواب ** گفت او ز آن سوی و استغشوا ثیاب‌‌
  • To Noah his people said, ‘Where is the Divine recompense?’ He said, ‘On the other side of they cover themselves with their garments.
  • رو و سر در جامه‌‌ها پیچیده‌‌اید ** لا جرم با دیده و نادیده‌‌اید 1405
  • Ye have wrapped your faces and heads in your clothes: of necessity ye have eyes and see not.’
  • آدمی دید است و باقی پوست است ** دید آن است آن که دید دوست است‌‌
  • Man is eye, and (all) the rest is (worthless) skin: the sight of that (eye) is (consists in) seeing the Beloved.
  • چون که دید دوست نبود کور به ** دوست کاو باقی نباشد دور به‌‌
  • When there is not sight of the Beloved, it (the eye) is better blind; the beloved who is not everlasting is better afar (away and out of sight).”
  • چون رسول روم این الفاظ تر ** در سماع آورد شد مشتاق‌‌تر
  • When the ambassador of Rúm admitted these fresh (spiritual) words into his hearing (gave ear to them), he became more full of longing.
  • دیده را بر جستن عمر گماشت ** رخت را و اسب را ضایع گذاشت‌‌
  • He fixed his eye on seeking ‘Umar, he let his baggage and horse be lost.
  • هر طرف اندر پی آن مرد کار ** می‌‌شدی پرسان او دیوانه‌‌وار 1410
  • He was going in every direction after that man of (great) accomplishment, inquiring madly for him,
  • کاین چنین مردی بود اندر جهان ** وز جهان مانند جان باشد نهان‌‌
  • Saying, “Can there be in the world such a man, and he be hid, like the spirit, from the world?”
  • جست او را تاش چون بنده بود ** لا جرم جوینده یابنده بود
  • He sought him, that he might be as a slave to him: inevitably the seeker is a finder.
  • دید اعرابی زنی او را دخیل ** گفت عمر نک به زیر آن نخیل‌‌
  • An Arab woman of the desert saw that he was a stranger-guest. “Look,” said she, “there is ‘Umar under that palm.
  • زیر خرما بن ز خلقان او جدا ** زیر سایه خفته بین سایه‌‌ی خدا
  • There he is under the palm-tree, apart from the people: behold the Shadow of God asleep in the shade!”
  • یافتن رسول روم عمر را خفته در زیر درخت‌‌
  • How the ambassador of Rúm found the Commander of the Faithful, ‘Umar, may God be well-pleased with him, sleeping under the tree.
  • آمد او آن جا و از دور ایستاد ** مر عمر را دید و در لرز اوفتاد 1415
  • He came thither and stood afar off; he saw 'Umar and fell a-trembling.
  • هیبتی ز آن خفته آمد بر رسول ** حالتی خوش کرد بر جانش نزول‌‌
  • An awe came upon the ambassador from that slumbering man, a sweet ecstasy lodged in his soul.
  • مهر و هیبت هست ضد همدگر ** این دو ضد را دید جمع اندر جگر
  • Love and awe are contrary to each other: he saw these two contraries united in his heart.
  • گفت با خود من شهان را دیده‌‌ام ** پیش سلطانان مه و بگزیده‌‌ام‌‌
  • He said to himself: “I have seen (many) kings, I have been great (in esteem) and chosen (for honour) in the presence of sultans:
  • از شهانم هیبت و ترسی نبود ** هیبت این مرد هوشم را ربود
  • I had no awe or dread of kings, (but) awe of this man has robbed me of my wits.
  • رفته‌‌ام در بیشه‌‌ی شیر و پلنگ ** روی من ز یشان نگردانید رنگ‌‌ 1420
  • I have gone into a jungle of lions and leopards, and my face did not change colour because of them;
  • بس شده‌‌ستم در مصاف و کارزار ** همچو شیر آن دم که باشد کار زار
  • Often where the ranks are arrayed on the field of battle have I become (fierce) as a lion at the time when the affair is grievous (desperate);
  • بس که خوردم بس زدم زخم گران ** دل قوی تر بوده‌‌ام از دیگران‌‌
  • Many a heavy blow have I suffered and inflicted, I have been stouter in heart than (all) the others.
  • بی‌‌سلاح این مرد خفته بر زمین ** من به هفت اندام لرزان چیست این‌‌
  • This man is asleep on the earth, unarmed, (and yet) I am trembling in my seven limbs (my whole body): what is this?
  • هیبت حق است این از خلق نیست ** هیبت این مرد صاحب دلق نیست‌‌
  • This is awe of God, it is not from created beings, it is not awe of this man who wears the frock of a dervish.
  • هر که ترسید از حق و تقوی گزید ** ترسد از وی جن و انس و هر که دید 1425
  • Whoever is afraid of God and has chosen fear of God (as his religion), the Jinn and mankind and every one who sees (him) are afraid of him.”
  • اندر این فکرت به حرمت دست بست ** بعد یک ساعت عمر از خواب جست‌‌
  • Thus meditating, he folded his hands reverently. After a while ‘Umar sprang up from sleep.
  • سلام کردن رسول روم بر عمر
  • How the ambassador of Rúm saluted the Commander of the Faithful, may God be well pleased with him.
  • کرد خدمت مر عمر را و سلام ** گفت پیغمبر سلام آن گه کلام‌‌
  • He did homage to ‘Umar and salaamed: the Prophet said, “(First) the salaam, then the talk.”
  • پس علیکش گفت و او را پیش خواند ** ایمنش کرد و به پیش خود نشاند
  • Then he (‘Umar) said, “To thee (greeting),” called him (to come) forward, reassured him, and bade him sit down by his side.