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  • مرکب چوبین به خشکی ابترست  ** خاص آن دریاییان را رهبرست 
  • The wooden horse is no good on the dry land: it carries exclusively those who voyage on the sea.
  • این خموشی مرکب چوبین بود  ** بحریان را خامشی تلقین بود 
  • The wooden horse is this (mystical) silence: (this) silence gives instruction to the sea-folk.
  • هر خموشی که ملولت می‌کند  ** نعره‌های عشق آن سو می‌زند  4625
  • Every (such) silent one who wearies you is (really) uttering shrieks of love Yonder.
  • تو همی‌گویی عجب خامش چراست  ** او همی‌گوید عجب گوشش کجاست 
  • You say, “I wonder why he is silent”; he says (to himself), “How strange! Where is his ear?
  • من ز نعره کر شدم او بی‌خبر  ** تیزگوشان زین سمر هستند کر 
  • I am deafened by the shrieks, (yet) he is unaware (of them).” The (apparently) sharp-eared are (in fact) deaf to this (mystical) converse.
  • آن یکی در خواب نعره می‌زند  ** صد هزاران بحث و تلقین می‌کند 
  • (For example), some one cries aloud in his dream and gives a hundred thousand discussions and communications,
  • این نشسته پهلوی او بی‌خبر  ** خفته خود آنست و کر زان شور و شر 
  • (While) this (other), sitting beside him, is unaware (of it): ’tis really he who is asleep and deaf to (all) that turmoil and tumult.
  • وان کسی کش مرکب چوبین شکست  ** غرقه شد در آب او خود ماهیست  4630
  • And he whose wooden horse is shattered and sunk in the water (of the sea), he in sooth is the fish.
  • نه خموشست و نه گویا نادریست  ** حال او را در عبارت نام نیست 
  • He is neither silent nor speaking: he is a marvel: there is no name to describe his state.
  • نیست زین دو هر دو هست آن بوالعجب  ** شرح این گفتن برونست از ادب 
  • He does not belong to these two (categories), (and yet) that prodigy is (really) both: to explain this would transgress the limits of due reverence.