بیزبان و لب همان نعمای شاه ** مدح شه میکرد و خلعتهای شاه1165
Without tongue or lip (mutely) that bounty of the king and those robes of honour bestowed by the king were praising the king.
باز آمدن آن شاعر بعد چند سال به امید همان صله و هزار دینار فرمودن بر قاعدهی خویش و گفتن وزیر نو هم حسن نام شاه را کی این سخت بسیارست و ما را خرجهاست و خزینه خالیست و من او را بده یک آن خشنود کنم
How after several years the poet came back in the hope of (receiving) the same reward, and how the king according to his custom ordered a thousand dinars to be given to him, and how the new vizier, who was also named Hasan, said to the king, "This is very much: we have (great) expenses and the treasury is empty, and I will satisfy him with a tenth of that (sum)."
بعد سالی چند بهر رزق و کشت ** شاعر از فقر و عوز محتاج گشت
After some years the poet, on account of poverty and destitution, became in need for daily bread and seed-produce (the means of livelihood).
گفت وقت فقر و تنگی دو دست ** جست و جوی آزموده بهترست
He said, “At the time of poverty and close-handedness (want), it is better to seek out one who has been tried.
درگهی را که آزمودم در کرم ** حاجت نو را بدان جانب برم
The court which I have tried in regard to generosity—I will carry the new request to the same quarter.”
معنی الله گفت آن سیبویه ** یولهون فی الحوائج هم لدیه
That (celebrated) Síbawayh said (that) the meaning of (the name) Alláh (is that) they (His worshippers) take refuge (yawlahúna) with Him in (all) their needs.