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  • روز دیگر آن سگ محروم گفت ** کای خروس ژاژخا کو طاق و جفت
  • Next day the disappointed dog said, “O drivelling cock, where are the sundries (you promised me)?
  • خجل گشتن خروس پیش سگ به سبب دروغ شدن در آن سه وعده
  • [How the cock became abashed before the dog on account of being false in those three promises.]
  • چند چند آخر دروغ و مکر تو ** خود نپرد جز دروغ از وکر تو
  • How long, pray, how long (will) your falsehood and deceit (continue)? Truly, nothing but falsehood flies out of your nest.”
  • گفت حاشا از من و از جنس من ** که بگردیم از دروغی ممتحن 3330
  • He said, “Far be it from me and from my kind that we should become afflicted with falsehood.
  • ما خروسان چون مذن راست‌گوی ** هم رقیب آفتاب و وقت‌جوی
  • We cocks are veracious like the muezzin: we are observers of the sun as well as seekers of the (right) time.
  • پاسبان آفتابیم از درون ** گر کنی بالای ما طشتی نگون
  • We are watchers of the sun inwardly, though you may turn a basin upside down over us.”
  • پاسبان آفتابند اولیا ** در بشر واقف ز اسرار خدا
  • The watchers of the Sun (of Reality) are the saints: in the flesh (they are) acquainted with the Divine mysteries.
  • اصل ما را حق پی بانگ نماز ** داد هدیه آدمی را در جهاز
  • “God gave our family as a gift to Man to call (him) to the ritual prayer (and) in preparation (for that purpose).
  • گر بناهنگام سهوی‌مان رود ** در اذان آن مقتل ما می‌شود 3335
  • If a mistake be committed by us in (giving) the call to prayer at the wrong time, it will become the cause of our being killed.
  • گفت ناهنگام حی عل فلاح ** خون ما را می‌کند خوار و مباح
  • To say at the wrong time ‘Come to welfare’ will make our blood of no account and licit (liable to be shed with impunity).”
  • آنک معصوم آمد و پاک از غلط ** آن خروس جان وحی آمد فقط
  • ’Tis only the (spiritual) cock, the Soul of (Divine) inspiration, that is protected (by God from sin) and purged of error.