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  • هر دو او باشد ولیک از ریع زرع  ** دانه باشد اصل و آن که پره فرع 
  • He is both (spirit and body), but in the corn-crop the grain is fundamental, while the stalk is derivative.
  • حکمت این اضداد را با هم ببست  ** ای قصاب این گردران با گردنست 
  • (The Divine) Wisdom has bound these contraries together: O butcher, this fleshy thigh-bone goes along with the neck.
  • روح بی‌قالب نداند کار کرد  ** قالبت بی‌جان فسرده بود و سرد 
  • The spirit cannot function without the body; your body is frozen (inanimate) and cold (inert) without the spirit.
  • قالبت پیدا و آن جانت نهان  ** راست شد زین هر دو اسباب جهان 
  • Your body is visible, while your spirit is hidden from view: the business of the world is conducted by means of them both.
  • خاک را بر سر زنی سر نشکند  ** آب را بر سر زنی در نشکند  3425
  • If you throw earth at (some one's) head, his head will not be broken; if you throw water at his head, it will not be broken.
  • گر تو می‌خواهی که سر را بشکنی  ** آب را و خاک را بر هم زنی 
  • If you wish to break his head, you bring the earth and the water into contact with each other (and make a lump of clay).
  • چون شکستی سر رود آبش به اصل  ** خاک سوی خاک آید روز فصل 
  • When you have broken your head, its water (the spirit) returns to its source, and earth returns to earth on the day of separation.
  • حکمتی که بود حق را ز ازدواج  ** گشت حاصل از نیاز و از لجاج 
  • The providential purpose that God had—namely, humble supplication or obstinate contumacy—was fulfilled by means of the marriage (of body and spirit).
  • باشد آنگه ازدواجات دگر  ** لا سمع اذن و لا عین بصر 
  • Then (afterwards) there are other marriages that no ear hath heard and no eye hath seen.
  • گر شنیدی اذن کی ماندی اذن  ** یا کجا کردی دگر ضبط سخن  3430
  • If the ear had heard, how should the ear have remained (in action) or how should it have apprehended words any more?
  • گر بدیدی برف و یخ خورشید را  ** از یخی برداشتی اومید را 
  • If the snow and ice were to behold the sun, they would despair of (retaining their) iciness;
  • آب گشتی بی‌عروق و بی‌گره  ** ز آب داود هوا کردی زره 
  • They would become water (formless and) devoid of roots and knobs: the air, David-like, would make of the water a mail-coat (of ripples),
  • پس شدی درمان جان هر درخت  ** هر درختی از قدومش نیک‌بخت 
  • And then it (the water) would become a life-giving medicine for every tree: every tree (would be made) fortunate by its advent.
  • آن یخی بفسرده در خود مانده  ** لا مساسی با درختان خوانده 
  • (But) the frozen ice that remains (locked) within itself cries to the trees,Touch me not!
  • لیس یالف لیس یلف جسمه  ** لیس الا شح نفس قسمه  3435
  • Its body makes none its friend nor is it made a friend by any: its portion is naught but miserly selfishness.
  • نیست ضایع زو شود تازه جگر  ** لیک نبود پیک و سلطان خضر 
  • It is not wasted (entirely), the heart is refreshed by it; but it is not the herald and lord of (the vernal) greenery.
  • ای ایاز استاره‌ی تو بس بلند  ** نیست هر برجی عبورش را پسند 
  • “O Ayáz, thou art a very exalted star: not every sign of the zodiac is worthy of its transit.
  • هر وفا را کی پسندد همتت  ** هر صفا را کی گزیند صفوتت 
  • How should thy lofty spirit be satisfied with every loyalty? How should thy pureness choose (to accept) every sincerity?”
  • حکایت آن امیر کی غلام را گفت کی می بیار غلام رفت و سبوی می آورد در راه زاهدی بود امر معروف کرد زد سنگی و سبو را بشکست امیر بشنید و قصد گوشمال زاهد کرد و این قصد در عهد دین عیسی بود علیه‌السلام کی هنوز می حرام نشده بود ولیکن زاهد تقزیزی می‌کرد و از تنعم منع می‌کرد 
  • Story of the Amír who bade his slave fetch some wine: the slave went off and was bringing a jug of wine, (when) an ascetic (who) was on the road admonished him that he should act righteously and threw a stone and smashed the jug; the Amír heard (of this) and resolved to punish the ascetic. That happened in the epoch of the religion of Jesus, on whom be peace, when wine had not yet been declared unlawful; but the ascetic was showing an abhorrence (for worldly pleasure) and preventing (others) from indulging themselves.
  • بود امیری خوش دلی می‌باره‌ای  ** کهف هر مخمور و هر بیچاره‌ای 
  • There was an Amír of merry heart, exceedingly fond of wine: (he was) the refuge of every drunkard and every resourceless person.
  • مشفقی مسکین‌نوازی عادلی  ** جوهری زربخششی دریادلی  3440
  • (He was) a compassionate man, kind to the poor and just; a jewel (of bounty), gold-lavishing, ocean-hearted;
  • شاه مردان و امیرالممنین  ** راه‌بان و رازدان و دوست‌بین 
  • A king of men and commander of the Faithful; a keeper of the Way and a knower of secrets and a discerner of friends.
  • دور عیسی بود و ایام مسیح  ** خلق دلدار و کم‌آزار و ملیح 
  • ’Twas the epoch of Jesus and the days of the Messiah: he (the Amír) was beloved of the people and unoppressive and agreeable.
  • آمدش مهمان بناگاهان شبی  ** هم امیری جنس او خوش‌مذهبی 
  • Suddenly one night, another Amír, a person of good principles (who was) congenial to him, came seeking his hospitality.
  • باده می‌بایستشان در نظم حال  ** باده بود آن وقت ماذون و حلال 
  • They wanted wine in order to enjoy themselves: at that period wine was permissible and lawful;
  • باده‌شان کم بود و گفتا ای غلام  ** رو سبو پر کن به ما آور مدام  3445
  • (But) they had no wine, so he (the Amír) said to his slave, “Go, fill the jug and fetch us wine
  • از فلان راهب که دارد خمر خاص  ** تا ز خاص و عام یابد جان خلاص 
  • From such-and-such a Christian ascetic who has choice wine, that the soul (in us) may win release from high and low.”
  • جرعه‌ای زان جام راهب آن کند  ** که هزاران جره و خمدان کند 
  • One draught from the Christian ascetic's cup has the same effect as thousands of wine-jars and wine-cellars.
  • اندر آن می مایه‌ی پنهانی است  ** آنچنان که اندر عبا سلطانی است 
  • In that (Christian's) wine there is a hidden (spiritual) substance, even as (spiritual) sovereignty is (hidden) in the dervish-cloak.
  • تو بدلق پاره‌پاره کم نگر  ** که سیه کردند از بیرون زر 
  • Do not regard (merely) the tattered cloak, for they have put black on the outside of the gold.
  • از برای چشم بد مردود شد  ** وز برون آن لعل دودآلود شد  3450
  • On account of the evil eye he (the dervish) becomes (apparently) reprobate, and that (spiritual) ruby is tarnished with smoke on the outside.
  • گنج و گوهر کی میان خانه‌هاست  ** گنجها پیوسته در ویرانه‌هاست 
  • When are treasures and jewels (exposed to view) in the rooms of a house? Treasures are always (hidden) in ruins.
  • گنج آدم چون بویران بد دفین  ** گشت طینش چشم‌بند آن لعین 
  • Since Adam's treasure was buried in a ruin, his clay became a bandage over the eye of the accursed (Iblís).
  • او نظر می‌کرد در طین سست سست  ** جان همی‌گفتش که طینم سد تست 
  • He (Iblís) was regarding the clay with the utmost contempt, (but) the spirit (of Adam) was saying, “My clay is a barrier to thee.”
  • دو سبو بستد غلام و خوش دوید  ** در زمان در دیر رهبانان رسید 
  • The slave took two jugs and ran with goodwill: (almost) immediately he arrived at the monastery of the Christian monks.
  • زر بداد و باده‌ی چون زر خرید  ** سنگ داد و در عوض گوهر خرید  3455
  • He paid gold and purchased wine like gold: he gave stones and bought jewels in exchange.
  • باده‌ای که آن بر سر شاهان جهد  ** تاج زر بر تارک ساقی نهد 
  • (’Twas) a wine that would fly to the head of kings and put a golden tiara on the crown of the cupbearer's head.
  • فتنه‌ها و شورها انگیخته  ** بندگان و خسروان آمیخته 
  • (By it) troubles and commotions are aroused, slaves and emperors are mingled together;
  • استخوانها رفته جمله جان شده  ** تخت و تخته آن زمان یکسان شده 
  • Bones vanish and become spirit entirely; throne and bench at that moment become alike.
  • وقت هشیاری چو آب و روغنند  ** وقت مستی هم‌چو جان اندر تنند 
  • They (the drinkers), when sober, are as water and oil; when intoxicated, they are as the spirit in the body.
  • چون هریسه گشته آنجا فرق نیست  ** نیست فرقی کاندر آنجا غرق نیست  3460
  • They become like a harísa: no difference exists there: there is no difference that is not submerged there.
  • این چنین باده همی‌برد آن غلام  ** سوی قصر آن امیر نیک‌نام 
  • The slave was carrying a wine of this sort to the palace of the Amír of good renown,
  • پیشش آمد زاهدی غم دیده‌ای  ** خشک مغزی در بلا پیچیده‌ای 
  • (When) an ascetic met him, one who had suffered anguish, whose brain was dry, and who was (writhing) in the coils of affliction;
  • تن ز آتشهای دل بگداخته  ** خانه از غیر خدا پرداخته 
  • His body melted by the fires of his heart; the house (of his heart) emptied of all but God.
  • گوشمال محنت بی‌زینهار  ** داغها بر داغها چندین هزار 
  • The chastisement of pitiless tribulation (had seared him with) brands on brands, (ever) so many thousands.
  • دیده هر ساعت دلش در اجتهاد  ** روز و شب چفسیده او بر اجتهاد  3465
  • Every hour saw his heart (engaged) in the struggle: by day and night he was firmly attached to (intent upon) the struggle.
  • سال و مه در خون و خاک آمیخته  ** صبر و حلمش نیم‌شب بگریخته 
  • During years and months he had been mixed up with dust and blood: (on seeing the slave) at midnight, his patience and forbearance fled (from him).
  • گفت زاهد در سبوها چیست آن  ** گفت باده گفت آن کیست آن 
  • “What is that in the jugs?” asked the ascetic. “Wine,” replied the slave. “Whose wine?” said he.
  • گفت آن آن فلان میر اجل  ** گفت طالب را چنین باشد عمل 
  • He (the slave) answered, “It belongs to so-and-so, the most honourable Amír.” Said he, “Is the seeker's work like this?
  • طالب یزدان و آنگه عیش و نوش  ** باده‌ی شیطان و آنگه نیم هوش 
  • (To be) a seeker of God, and then (indulge in) pleasure and drinking! (To drink) the Devil's wine, and then be (even) semi-intelligent!”
  • هوش تو بی می چنین پژمرده است  ** هوشها باید بر آن هوش تو بست  3470
  • (Even) without wine your intelligence is so shabby (that other) intelligences must be tied (added) to your (present) intelligence.