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  • ور رهی خواهی ازین سجن خرب ** سر مکش از دوست و اسجد و اقترب‌‌
  • And if you wish (to find) a way out of this ruined prison, do not turn your head away from the Beloved, but bow in worship and draw nigh.
  • بقیه‌‌ی قصه‌‌ی زید در جواب رسول علیه السلام‌‌
  • The remainder of the story of Zayd (and what he said) in answer to the Prophet, on whom be peace.
  • این سخن پایان ندارد خیز زید ** بر براق ناطقه بر بند قید
  • This discourse hath no end. “Arise, O Zayd, and tie a shackle on the Buráq (steed) of thy rational spirit.
  • ناطقه چون فاضح آمد عیب را ** می‌‌دراند پرده‌‌های غیب را
  • Since the rational spirit exposes faults, it is rending the curtains of concealment.
  • غیب مطلوب حق آمد چند گاه ** این دهل‌‌زن را بران بر بند راه‌‌ 3610
  • Concealment is desired by God for awhile. Drive away this drummer, bar the road!
  • تک مران در کش عنان مستور به ** هر کس از پندار خود مسرور به‌‌
  • Do not gallop, draw rein, ’tis better it (the mystery) should be veiled; 'tis better that every one should be gladdened by his own fancy.
  • حق همی‌‌خواهد که نومیدان او ** زین عبادت هم نگردانند رو
  • God is wishing that even His despairing ones should not avert their faces (refrain) from this worship (of Him).
  • هم به اومیدی مشرف می‌‌شوند ** چند روزی در رکابش می‌‌دوند
  • Even on the ground of a hope they become ennobled: for a few days (a short time) they are running at its stirrup (following Divine worship).
  • خواهد آن رحمت بتابد بر همه ** بر بد و نیک از عموم مرحمه‌‌
  • He wishes that that mercy should shine upon all, on the evil and the good, because of the universality of His mercy.
  • حق همی‌‌خواهد که هر میر و اسیر ** با رجا و خوف باشند و حذیر 3615
  • God is wishing that every prince and captive should be hopeful and fearful and afraid.
  • این رجا و خوف در پرده بود ** تا پس این پرده پرورده شود
  • This hope and fear are in the veil (separating the seen from the unseen), that they may be fostered behind this veil.
  • چون دریدی پرده کو خوف و رجا ** غیب را شد کر و فری بر ملا
  • When thou hast rent the veil, where are fear and hope? The might and majesty belonging to the Unseen are divulged.”
  • بر لب جو برد ظنی یک فتا ** که سلیمان است ماهی‌‌گیر ما
  • A young man on the bank of a river thought (to himself), “Our fisherman (here) is Solomon.
  • گر وی است این از چه فرد است و خفی است ** ور نه سیمای سلیمانیش چیست‌‌
  • (But) if this is he, why is he alone and disguised? And if not, why has he the aspect of Solomon?”
  • اندر این اندیشه می‌‌بود او دو دل ** تا سلیمان گشت شاه و مستقل‌‌ 3620
  • Thus thinking, he remained in two minds until Solomon (once more) became king and absolute ruler.
  • دیو رفت از ملک و تخت او گریخت ** تیغ بختش خون آن شیطان بریخت‌‌
  • The demon departed and fled from his (Solomon's) kingdom and throne: the sword of his fortune shed that devil's blood.
  • کرد در انگشت خود انگشتری ** جمع آمد لشکر دیو و پری‌‌
  • He put the ring upon his finger, the hosts of demons and peris assembled.
  • آمدند از بهر نظاره رجال ** در میانشان آن که بد صاحب خیال‌‌
  • The men came to look, amongst them he who had the fancy (that the fisherman was Solomon in disguise).
  • چون در انگشتش بدید انگشتری ** رفت اندیشه و تحری یک سری‌‌
  • When he saw the ring on his finger, his perplexity and doubt vanished all at once.
  • وهم آن گاه است کان پوشیده است ** این تحری از پی نادیده است‌‌ 3625
  • Imagination occurs (only) at the time when that (object of desire) is hidden: this searching is after the unseen.
  • شد خیال غایب اندر سینه زفت ** چون که حاضر شد خیال او برفت‌‌
  • Whilst he was absent, fancy waxed strong in his breast: as soon as he was present, his fancy departed.
  • گر سمای نور بی‌‌باریده نیست ** هم زمین تار بی‌‌بالیده نیست‌‌
  • If the radiant sky is not without rain, neither is the dark earth without vegetation.
  • يؤمنون بالغيب می‌‌باید مرا ** ز آن ببستم روزن فانی سرا
  • (God said), “I want (what is signified by the words) they believe in the unseen: on that account I have shut the window of the fleeting world.
  • چون شکافم آسمان را در ظهور ** چون بگویم هل تری فیها فطور
  • When (if) I cleave the sky manifestly, how should I say, ‘Dost thou see any clefts therein?’”
  • تا در این ظلمت تحری گسترند ** هر کسی رو جانبی می‌‌آورند 3630
  • In order that in this darkness they may spread (the carpet of) endeavour, they are turning, every one, their faces in some direction.
  • مدتی معکوس باشد کارها ** شحنه را دزد آورد بر دارها
  • For awhile things are reversed: the thief brings the magistrate to the gallows,