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  • بر چه می‌‌گریی بگو بر فعلشان ** بر سپاه کینه توز بدنشان‌‌
  • Tell me, what art thou weeping for? For their fraud? For the host of (their) ill-omened exactions of vengeance?
  • بر دل تاریک پر زنگارشان ** بر زبان زهر همچون مارشان‌‌
  • For their murky hearts full of rust? For their venomous snake-like tongues?
  • بر دم و دندان سگسارانه‌‌شان ** بر دهان و چشم کژدم خانه‌‌شان‌‌
  • For their sagsár-like breath and teeth? For their mouths and eyes teeming with scorpions?
  • بر ستیز و تسخر و افسوسشان ** شکر کن چون کرد حق محبوسشان‌‌ 2565
  • For their wrangling and sneering and scoffing? Give thanks, since God has imprisoned (restrained) them.
  • دستشان کژ پایشان کژ چشم کژ ** مهرشان کژ صلح‌‌شان کژ خشم کژ
  • Their hands are perverse, their feet perverse, their eyes perverse, their love perverse, their peace perverse, their anger perverse.”
  • از پی تقلید و معقولات نقل ** پا نهاده بر جمال پیر عقل‌‌
  • For the sake of blind conformity and (for the sake of following) traditional ideas for the standards of tradition, they set their feet (trampled) on the head of Reason, this venerable guide.
  • پیر خر نی جمله گشته پیر خر ** از ریای چشم و گوش همدگر
  • They were not eager for a guide (pír-khar): they all had become (like) an old donkey (pír khar) from paying hypocritical observance to each other's eyes and ears.
  • از بهشت آورد یزدان بردگان ** تا نمایدشان سقر پروردگان‌‌
  • God brought the (devout) worshippers from Paradise that He might show unto them the nurslings of Hell-fire.
  • در معنی آن که مرج البحرين يلتقیان بينهما برزخ لا يبغیان
  • On the meaning of “He let the two seas go to meet one another: between them is a barrier which they do not seek (to cross).”
  • اهل نار و خلد را بین هم دکان ** در میانشان برزخ لا یبغیان‌‌ 2570
  • Behold the people of (destined for) the Fire and those of Paradise dwelling in the same shop, (yet) between them is a barrier which they do not seek to cross.
  • اهل نار و اهل نور آمیخته ** در میانشان کوه قاف انگیخته‌‌
  • He hath mixed the people of the Fire and the people of the Light: between them He hath reared the mountain of Qáf.
  • همچو در کان خاک و زر کرد اختلاط ** در میانشان صد بیابان و رباط
  • He hath mixed (them) even as earth and gold are mixed in the mine: between them are a hundred deserts and caravanserays.
  • همچنان که عقد در در و شبه ** مختلط چون میهمان یک شبه‌‌
  • (They are) mixed even as pearls and jet beads in the necklace, (soon to be parted) like guests of a single night.
  • بحر را نیمیش شیرین چون شکر ** طعم شیرین رنگ روشن چون قمر
  • One half of the sea is sweet like sugar: the taste sweet, the colour bright as the moon.
  • نیم دیگر تلخ همچون زهر مار ** طعم تلخ و رنگ مظلم فیروار 2575
  • The other half is bitter as snake's venom: the taste bitter and the colour dark as pitch.
  • هر دو بر هم می‌‌زنند از تحت و اوج ** بر مثال آب دریا موج موج‌‌
  • Both (halves) dash against one another, from beneath and from the top, wave on wave like the water of the sea.
  • صورت بر هم زدن از جسم تنگ ** اختلاط جانها در صلح و جنگ‌‌
  • The appearance of collision, (arising) from the narrow body, is (due to) the spirits' being intermingled in peace or war.
  • موجهای صلح بر هم می‌‌زند ** کینه‌‌ها از سینه‌‌ها بر می‌‌کند
  • The waves of peace dash against each other and root up hatreds from (men's) breasts.
  • موجهای جنگ بر شکل دگر ** مهرها را می‌‌کند زیر و زبر
  • In other form do the waves of war turn (men's) loves upside down (confound and destroy them).
  • مهر تلخان را به شیرین می‌‌کشد ** ز آن که اصل مهرها باشد رشد 2580
  • Love is drawing the bitter ones to the sweet, because the foundation of (all) loves is righteousness.
  • قهر شیرین را به تلخی می‌‌برد ** تلخ با شیرین کجا اندر خورد
  • Wrath is carrying away the sweet one to bitterness: how should the bitter sort with (be suited to) the sweet?
  • تلخ و شیرین زین نظر ناید پدید ** از دریچه‌‌ی عاقبت دانند دید
  • The bitter and the sweet are not visible to this (ocular) sight, (but) they can be seen through the window of the latter end.
  • چشم آخر بین تواند دید راست ** چشم آخر بین غرور است و خطاست‌‌
  • The eye that sees the end (ákhir) can see truly; the eye that sees (only) the stable (ákhur) is delusion and error.
  • ای بسا شیرین که چون شکر بود ** لیک زهر اندر شکر مضمر بود
  • Oh, many the one that is sweet as sugar, but poison is concealed in the sugar.
  • آن که زیرک‌‌تر به بو بشناسدش ** و آن دگر چون بر لب و دندان زدش‌‌ 2585
  • He that is more sagacious (than the rest) will know it by the smell; another (only) when it touches his lips and teeth:
  • پس لبش ردش کند پیش از گلو ** گر چه نعره می‌‌زند شیطان کلوا
  • Then his lips will reject it before (it reaches) his throat, although the Devil is shouting, “Eat ye!”