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  • تن برهنه سر برهنه سوخته ** شکر را دزدیده یا آموخته
  • (Thou art) naked, bare-headed, consumed (with afflictions): thou hast stolen (these) expressions of gratitude or learned (them by rote).
  • کو نشان شکر و حمد میر تو ** بر سر و بر پای بی توفیر تو 1745
  • Where are the signs of the gratitude and praise due to thy prince on thy unplenished head and feet?
  • گر زبانت مدح آن شه می‌تند ** هفت اندامت شکایت می‌کند
  • If thy tongue is weaving (making up) praise of that king, (yet) thy seven members are complaining (of him).
  • در سخای آن شه و سلطان جود ** مر ترا کفشی و شلواری نبود
  • In the generosity of that king and sultan of munificence was there not (room for) a pair of shoes and trousers for thee?”
  • گفت من ایثار کردم آنچ داد ** میر تقصیری نکرد از افتقاد
  • He replied, “I gave away what he bestowed: the prince left nothing undone in the way of solicitude.
  • بستدم جمله عطاها از امیر ** بخش کردم بر یتیم و بر فقیر
  • I received all the presents from the prince and distributed them among the orphans and the poor.
  • مال دادم بستدم عمر دراز ** در جزا زیرا که بودم پاک‌باز 1750
  • I gave the riches away and received long (everlasting) life in return, because I was utterly self-sacrificing.”
  • پس بگفتندش مبارک مال رفت ** چیست اندر باطنت این دود نفت
  • Then they said to him, “Bless thee! the riches are gone: what (then) is this naphtha-smoke within thee?
  • صد کراهت در درون تو چو خار ** کی بود انده نشان ابتشار
  • A hundred loathings like thorns are in thy heart: how should grief be the sign of rejoicing?
  • کو نشان عشق و ایثار و رضا ** گر درستست آنچ گفتی ما مضی
  • Where are the signs of love and charity and being pleased (with God), if what thou hast said of what passed is true?