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1644-1668

  • ورنه خلعت را برد او باز پس  ** که نیابیدم به خانه‌ش هیچ کس 
  • Else He will take back His gift of honour, saying, ‘I found nobody in the house.”
  • باز سال کردن صوفی از آن قاضی 
  • How the Súfi again questioned the Cadi.
  • گفت صوفی که چه بودی کین جهان  ** ابروی رحمت گشادی جاودان  1645
  • The Súfi said, “How would it be if this world were to unknit the eyebrow of mercy for evermore!
  • هر دمی شوری نیاوردی به پیش  ** بر نیاوردی ز تلوینهاش نیش 
  • If it were not to bring on some trouble at every moment and produce anguish by its (incessant) changes!
  • شب ندزدیدی چراغ روز را  ** دی نبردی باغ عیش آموز را 
  • If Night were not to steal the lamp of Day, and i December were not to sweep away the orchard that has learned to delight (in its fresh beauty)!
  • جام صحت را نبودی سنگ تب  ** آمنی با خوف ناوردی کرب 
  • If there were no stone of fever to shatter the cup of health, and if fear did not bring anxieties for (one’s) safety!
  • خود چه کم گشتی ز جود و رحمتش  ** گر نبودی خرخشه در نعمتش 
  • How, indeed, would His munificence and mercy be diminished if in His bounty there were no torment?”
  • جواب قاضی سال صوفی را و قصه‌ی ترک و درزی را مثل آوردن 
  • The Cadi's answer to the questions of the Súfí, and how he adduced the Story of the Turk and the Tailor as a parable.
  • گفت قاضی بس تهی‌رو صوفیی  ** خالی از فطنت چو کاف کوفیی  1650
  • The Cadi said, “You are a very idle vagabond Súfí: you are devoid of intelligence, (you are) like the Kúfic káf.
  • تو بنشنیدی که آن پر قند لب  ** غدر خیاطان همی‌گفتی به شب 
  • Haven't you heard that a certain sugar-lipped (story-teller) used to tell at nightfall of the perfidy of tailors,
  • خلق را در دزدی آن طایفه  ** می‌نمود افسانه‌های سالفه 
  • Setting forth to the people old stories concerning the thievery of that class (of men)?
  • قصه‌ی پاره‌ربایی در برین  ** می حکایت کرد او با آن و این 
  • To that one and this one he would relate tales of their snatching (stealing) pieces of cloth while cutting it,
  • در سمر می‌خواند دزدی‌نامه‌ای  ** گرد او جمع آمده هنگامه‌ای 
  • And during the night-talk he would read aloud a book on (the tricks of) tailors, when a throng had gathered round him.
  • مستمع چون یافت جاذب زان وفود  ** جمله اجزااش حکایت گشته بود  1655
  • Since he found eager listeners among those who came (to hear him), all parts of him had become the story (that he was telling).
  • قال النبی علیه السلام ان الله تعالی یلقن الحکمة علی لسان الواعظین بقدر همم المستمعین 
  • The Prophet, on whom be peace, said, ‘Verily God teaches wisdom by the tongues of the preachers according to the measure of the aspirations of those who hear them.’
  • جذب سمعست ار کسی را خوش لبیست  ** گرمی و جد معلم از صبیست 
  • If any one have suave eloquence, hearing draws it out: the teacher's enthusiasm and energy are (derived) from the boy (whom he teaches).
  • چنگیی را کو نوازد بیست و چار  ** چون نیابد گوش گردد چنگ بار 
  • When the harpist who plays the four-and-twenty (musical modes) finds no ear (to listen), his harp becomes a burden;
  • نه حراره یادش آید نه غزل  ** نه ده انگشتش بجنبد در عمل 
  • Neither ditty nor ode comes into his memory: his ten fingers will not get to work.
  • گر نبودی گوشهای غیب‌گیر  ** وحی ناوردی ز گردون یک بشیر 
  • If there were no ears to receive (the message from) the Unseen, no announcer (prophet) would have brought a Revelation from Heaven;
  • ور نبودی دیده‌های صنع‌بین  ** نه فلک گشتی نه خندیدی زمین  1660
  • And if there were no eyes to see the works of God, neither would the sky have revolved nor would the earth have smiled (been gay with verdure).
  • آن دم لولاک این باشد که کار  ** از برای چشم تیزست و نظار 
  • The declaration lawláka (but for thee) means this, that the (whole) affair (of creation) is for the sake of the piercing eye and the seer.
  • عامه را از عشق هم‌خوابه و طبق  ** کی بود پروای عشق صنع حق 
  • How should the vulgar, in their love for bedfellow and dishes (of food), have any care for love of God's work?
  • آب تتماجی نریزی در تغار  ** تا سگی چندی نباشد طعمه‌خوار 
  • You do not pour tutmáj broth into a trough till there are a number of greedy dogs to drink it.
  • رو سگ کهف خداوندیش باش  ** تا رهاند زین تغارت اصطفاش 
  • Go, be the Cave-dog of His Lordship in order that His election (of you) may deliver you from this trough.
  • چونک دزدیهای بی‌رحمانه گفت  ** کی کنند آن درزیان اندر نهفت  1665
  • When he (the story-teller) related the pitiless thefts which those tailors commit in secret,
  • اندر آن هنگامه ترکی از خطا  ** سخت طیره شد ز کشف آن غطا 
  • A Turk from Khitá (who was) amongst the crowd (audience) was exceedingly annoyed by that exposure.
  • شب چو روز رستخیز آن رازها  ** کشف می‌کرد از پی اهل نهی 
  • At night-time he (the story-teller) was exposing those secrets (of the tailors) for the benefit of the intelligent (listeners), as (plainly as secrets shall be exposed) on the Day of Resurrection.
  • هر کجا آیی تو در جنگی فراز  ** بینی آنجا دو عدو در کشف راز 
  • Wherever you come to close quarters with a wrangle, you will see there two enemies (engaged) in exposing (each other's) secret.