Saadi | Ghazaliyat

در آن نفس که بمیرم در آرزوی تو باشم
بدان امید دهم جان که خاک کوی تو باشم

With that breath where I perish, I am in desire of you still
I surrender life with the hope that I turn into the dust on your path

به وقت صبح قیامت که سر ز خاک برآرم
به گفت و گوی تو خیزم به جست و جوی تو باشم

The morning of Judgment Day when I am to raise my head from the dust
I’ll rise to the chatter about you, in search of you

به مجمعی که درآیند شاهدان دو عالم
نظر به سوی تو دارم غلام روی تو باشم

At the assembly where the witnesses of the two worlds gather
My gaze is cast upon you, [so as] to be a slave of your Face

به خوابگاه عدم گر هزار سال بخسبم
ز خواب عاقبت آگه به بوی موی تو باشم

Were I to slumber at the hall of nothingness for a thousand years
At the end, I am made aware again by the scent of your hair

حدیث روضه نگویم گل بهشت نبویم
جمال حور نجویم دوان به سوی تو باشم

I will not speak of the Garden nor will I snuff the flowers of Paradise
Nor will I seek the beauty of the Houri, [rather] running, I’ll seek you

می بهشت ننوشم ز دست ساقی رضوان
مرا به باده چه حاجت که مست روی تو باشم

The wine of Paradise I will not drink from the hands of the Gardens’ cupbearer
What need have for wine when I am ever intoxicated by the sight of your Face?


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