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  • آزمودم عقل دور اندیش را ** بعد از این دیوانه سازم خویش را
  • I have tried far-thinking (provident) intellect; henceforth I will make myself mad.
  • عذر گفتن دلقک با سید که چرا فاحشه را نکاح کرد
  • How Dalqak excused himself to the Sayyid-i Ajall (who asked him) why he had married a harlot.
  • گفت با دلقک شبی سید اجل ** قحبه‏ای را خواستی تو از عجل‏
  • One night the Sayyid-i Ajall said to Dalqak, “You have married a harlot in haste.
  • با من این را باز می‏بایست گفت ** تا یکی مستور کردیمیت جفت‏
  • You ought to have disclosed this (matter) to me, so that we might have made a chaste (woman) your wife.”
  • گفت نه مستور صالح خواستم ** قحبه گشتند و ز غم تن کاستم‏ 2335
  • Dalqak replied, “I have (already) married nine chaste and virtuous women: they became harlots, and I wasted away with grief.
  • خواستم این قحبه را بی‏معرفت ** تا ببینم چون شود این عاقبت‏
  • I married this harlot without (previous) acquaintance (with her), in order to see how this one (also) would turn out in the end.
  • عقل را من آزمودم هم بسی ** زین سپس جویم جنون را مغرسی‏
  • Often have I tried (sound) intelligence; henceforth I will seek a nursery for insanity.”
  • به حیلت در سخن آوردن سائل آن بزرگ را که خود را دیوانه ساخته بود
  • How an inquirer managed to draw into conversation an eminent (saintly) man who had feigned to be mad.
  • آن یکی می‏گفت خواهم عاقلی ** مشورت آرم بدو در مشکلی‏
  • A certain man was saying, “I want some one of intelligence, (that) I may consult him about a difficulty.”
  • آن یکی گفتش که اندر شهر ما ** نیست عاقل جز که آن مجنون‏نما
  • One said to him, “In our city there is nobody of intelligence except yonder man who appears to be mad.
  • بر نیی گشته سواره نک فلان ** می‏دواند در میان کودکان‏ 2340
  • Look, there is (one named) so-and-so: mounted on a cane, he rides (it as a cock-horse) amongst the children.
  • صاحب رای است و آتش پاره‏ای ** آسمان قدر است و اختر باره‏ای‏
  • He is possessed of judgment and (keen as) a spark of fire; he is as the sky in dignity, and as the stars in high estate.