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  • گر نبودی جذب موش گنده‌مغز  ** عیش‌ها کردی درون آب چغز 
  • Were it not for the pulling of the scatter-brained mouse, the frog would have enjoyed himself in the water.
  • باقیش چون روز برخیزی ز خواب  ** بشنوی از نوربخش آفتاب 
  • You will hear the rest of it from the light-giving (illumination) of the Sun when you rise from slumber on the Day (of Resurrection).
  • یک سر رشته گره بر پای من  ** زان سر دیگر تو پا بر عقده زن  2740
  • (The mouse said), “Knot one end of the string on my foot and the other end on thine,
  • تا توانم من درین خشکی کشید  ** مر ترا نک شد سر رشته پدید 
  • That I may be able to pull thee to this dry land: lo, the end of the string (the object of my plan) is (now) clear (to thee).”
  • تلخ آمد بر دل چغز این حدیث  ** که مرا در عقده آرد این خبیث 
  • This news (proposal) was disagreeable to the heart of the frog, (who thought to himself), “This wicked fellow will bring me into a tangle.”
  • هر کراهت در دل مرد بهی  ** چون در آید از فنی نبود تهی 
  • Whenever a feeling of repugnance comes into the heart of a good man, ’tis not devoid of some significance.
  • وصف حق دان آن فراست را نه وهم  ** نور دل از لوح کل کردست فهم 
  • Deem that (intuitive) sagacity to be a Divine attribute, not a (vain) suspicion: the light of the heart has apprehended (by intuitive perception) from the Universal Tablet.
  • امتناع پیل از سیران ببیت  ** با جد آن پیلبان و بانگ هیت  2745
  • (For example) the refusal of the Elephant to march against the House (of Allah) notwithstanding the driver's efforts and cries of “Come on!”
  • جانب کعبه نرفتی پای پیل  ** با همه لت نه کثیر و نه قلیل 
  • In spite of all blows the Elephant's feet would not move, either much or little, towards the Ka‘ba.
  • گفتیی خود خشک شد پاهای او  ** یا بمرد آن جان صول‌افزای او 
  • You would have said that its legs were paralysed or that its impetuous spirit was dead.