Story of kIzil-arslan And his fort حکایت قزل ارسلان با دانشمند

Story of kIzil-arslan And his fort حکایت قزل ارسلان با دانشمند

Bustan Saadi بوستان سعدی

King Kizil-Arslan a strong castle once held,
The height of whose head that of Alwand excelled.
No concern for a soul, not a want did betide —
Its path was all twists, like the curls of a bride.  
  قزل ارسلان قلعه‌ای سخت داشت
که گردن به الوند بر می‌فراشت
نه اندیشه از کس نه حاجت به هیچ
چو زلف عروسان رهش پیچ پیچ
It stood in a garden, attractive and rare,
Like an egg on a platter of blue earthenware.
A person of presence benign, I’ve heard say,
To visit the king, came a long, tedious way.  
  چنان نادر افتاده در روضه‌ای
که بر لاجوردین طبق بیضه‌ای
شنیدم که مردی مبارک حضور
به نزدیک شاه آمد از راه دور
A man of experience and versed in the true —
A person of skill, who had roamed the Earth through.  
  حقایق شناسی، جهاندیده‌ای
هنرمندی، آفاق گردیده‌ای؟
    بزرگی، زبان آوری کاردان
حکیمی، سخنگوی بسیاردان
Kizil said, ” ‘Mong the places in which you have been,
Such another strong fortress as this, have you seen? ”
He, smiling, replied—” True, this fort lovely shows,
But that it is strong, I by no means suppose.  
  قزل گفت چندین که گردیده‌ای
چنین جای محکم دگر دیده‌ای؟
بخندید کاین قلعه‌ای خرم است
ولیکن نپندارمش محکم است
Did not chiefs of renown hold it previous to you?
For a time they existed, then vanished from view!
After you, in like mode, other kings will have sway,
And the fruit of the tree of your hope take away.  
  نه پیش از تو گردن کشان داشتند
دمی چند بودند و بگذاشتند؟
نه بعد از تو شاهان دیگر برند
درخت امید تو را برخورند؟
Remember the time of your own father’s reign,
And your heart from the bonds of concern free again!
Fortune forces him so in a corner to sit,
That he has not the spending of one copper bit.  
  ز دوران ملک پدر یاد کن
دل از بند اندیشه آزاد کن
چنان روزگارش به کنجی نشاند
که بر یک پشیزش تصرف نماند
When hopeless of persons and things he had grown,
In the favour of God was his hope set alone.
In a wise man’s opinion, the Earth is a weed
That remains with each man but a moment, indeed.”  
  چو نومید ماند از همه چیز و کس
امیدش به فضل خدا ماند و بس
بر مرد هشیار دنیا خس است
که هر مدتی جای دیگر کس است


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