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  • وای اگر بر عکس بودی این مطار  ** پیش تو گلزار و پیش خویش راز  4330
  • Alas, if the case had been reversed (and if I had been like) a rose-garden in your view and miserable in my own!”
  • مثل 
  • Parable.
  • گفت با درویش روزی یک خسی  ** که ترا این‌جا نمی‌داند کسی 
  • One day a base fellow said to a dervish, “Thou art unknown to any one here.”
  • گفت او گر می‌نداند عامیم  ** خویش را من نیک می‌دانم کیم 
  • He replied, “If the vulgar do not know me, I know very well who I am.
  • وای اگر بر عکس بودی درد و ریش  ** او بدی بینای من من کور خویش 
  • Alas, if the pain and sore (the spiritual malady) had been reversed (bestowed contrariwise) and he (the vulgar man) had seen me (as I really am), while I was blind to myself!”
  • احمقم گیر احمقم من نیک‌بخت  ** بخت بهتر از لجاج و روی سخت 
  • (The treasure-seeker said), “Suppose I am a fool, I am a lucky fool: luck is better than perversity and a hard (impudent) face.
  • این سخن بر وفق ظنت می‌جهد  ** ورنه بختم داد عقلم هم دهد  4335
  • These words (of yours) express (only) your (false) opinion; for my luck at the same time endows me with all that belongs to (perfect) intelligence.”
  • بازگشتن آن شخص شادمان و مراد یافته و خدای را شکر گویان و سجده کنان و حیران در غرایب اشارات حق و ظهور تاویلات آن در وجهی کی هیچ عقلی و فهمی بدانجا نرسد 
  • How that person returned (to Baghdád) rejoicing and successful and giving thanks to God and prostrating himself (in prayer) and amazed at the wondrous indications vouchsafed (to him) by God and the coming to light of the interpretations thereof in a way that no mind and understanding can conceive.
  • باز گشت از مصر تا بغداد او  ** ساجد و راکع ثناگر شکرگو 
  • He returned from Cairo to Baghdád, prostrating himself and bowing (in prayer) and giving praise and thanks (to God).
  • جمله ره حیران و مست او زین عجب  ** ز انعکاس روزی و راه طلب 
  • All the way he was bewildered and intoxicated by this marvel, (namely), by the complete change (which had taken place) as regards his daily bread (the treasure) and the method of seeking (it),
  • کر کجا اومیدوارم کرده بود  ** وز کجا افشاند بر من سیم و سود 
  • Saying (to himself), “Whence did He make me hopeful and whence did He shower money and profit upon me!
  • این چه حکمت بود که قبله‌ی مراد  ** کردم از خانه برون گمراه و شاد 
  • What wisdom was this, that the Object of (all) desire caused me to go forth from my home gladly on a fool's errand,