Oh, Wind, kindly tell that tender gazelle;
.....you've exiled us--crazed--to wilderness.
The sugar merchant--may he live long--
.....would he not remember that sugar-craving
Did the vanity of your beauty forbid--oh, rose--
.....to ask after the love-sick nightingale?
The wise will hunt with humor and kindness;
.....traps and harnesses will not hold
the gifted bird.
I know not why there is no sign of recognition
.....from that tall, black-eyed beauty's
When you sit drinking with the beloved,
.....remember those who're absent: toasted
Nothing more need be said about your faults:
.....faith and charity are absent from
a beautiful face.
No wonder in heaven--Hafez says--
The song of Venus brings dance to the feet of The Messiah.
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hair, sweating, a smile on her lips--drunk!...
Zolf aashofteh o khoy karedeh o khandaan lab o mast...
that Shirazi Turk behold our heart; then...
Agar aan torkeh shiraazee bedast aarad deleh maa raa...
mosque to tavern sauntered our guru--yesternight...
Doosh az masjed sooyeh meykhaaneh aamad peereh maa...
Sufi, see the clear mirror in the cup...
Soofi bi-yaa keh aayneh saafeest jam raa
Fill the golden cup--with joyous tidings...
Kheez o dar kaaseh zar aabeh tarabnaak andaaz...
not grieve: Joseph, lost, he returns to Canaan...
Yoosefeh ghom ghashteh baaz aayad beh kan'aan gham makhor...
long, our heart has yearned to possess Jamsheed's Cup...
Saalhaa del talabeh jaam-e jam az maa mikard...
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