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  • آب خوش را صورت آتش مده ** اندر آتش صورت آبی منه‌‌
  • Do not give to sweet water the form of fire, do not put upon fire the form of water.
  • از شراب قهر چون مستی دهی ** نیستها را صورت هستی دهی‌‌
  • When Thou makest (us) drunken with the wine of Thy wrath, Thou givest to things non-existent the form of existence.”
  • چیست مستی بند چشم از دید چشم ** تا نماید سنگ گوهر پشم یشم‌‌ 1200
  • What is (this) drunkenness? That which binds (prevents) the eye from (true) eyesight, so that a (common) stone appears a jewel, and wool (pashm) a jasper (yashm).
  • چیست مستی حسها مبدل شدن ** چوب گز اندر نظر صندل شدن‌‌
  • What is (this) drunkenness? The perversion of the senses, the change of tamarisk-wood into sandal-wood in the (perverted) sight.
  • قصه‌‌ی هدهد و سلیمان در بیان آن که چون قضا آید چشمهای روشن بسته شود
  • Story of the hoopoe and Solomon, showing that when the Divine destiny comes to pass, clear eyes are sealed.
  • چون سلیمان را سراپرده زدند ** جمله مرغانش به خدمت آمدند
  • When the tent-pavilion was pitched for Solomon, all the birds came to pay him obeisance.
  • هم زبان و محرم خود یافتند ** پیش او یک یک به جان بشتافتند
  • They found (him) speaking the same tongue (as themselves) and familiar with them: one by one they sped with (eager) soul into his presence.
  • جمله مرغان ترک کرده جیک جیک ** با سلیمان گشته افصح من اخیک‌‌
  • All the birds, having ceased from twittering, (in converse) with Solomon became more distinct (spoke more articulately) than your own brother.
  • هم زبانی خویشی و پیوندی است ** مرد با نامحرمان چون بندی است‌‌ 1205
  • To speak the same tongue is a kinship and affinity: a man, (when he is) with those in whom he cannot confide, is like a prisoner in chains.
  • ای بسا هندو و ترک هم زبان ** ای بسا دو ترک چون بیگانگان‌‌
  • Oh, many are the Indians and Turks that speak the same tongue; oh, many the pair of Turks that are as strangers (to each other).
  • پس زبان محرمی خود دیگر است ** هم دلی از هم زبانی بهتر است‌‌
  • Therefore the tongue of mutual understanding is different indeed: to be one in heart is better than to be one in tongue.