Story of the man and the wolf حکایت مرد و گرگ

Story of the man and the wolf حکایت مرد و گرگ

Bustan Saadi بوستان سعدی

A man reared the cub of a wolf at his door;
When reared, its protector in pieces it tore.
On resigning his spirit he laid down his head;
A man of experience passed him and said:
یکی بچه گرگ میپرورید
چو پروده شد خواجه برهم درید
چو بر پهلوی جان سپردن بخفت
زبان آوری در سرش رفت و گفت
“If you nurture a foe with such delicate care,
Don’t you know that, defenceless, his wounds you must bear?
Has not Satan regarding us vented his spite?
Saying, Wickedness only in these comes to light! ‘
تو دشمن چنین نازنین پروری
ندانی که ناچار زخمش خوری؟
نه ابلیس در حق ما طعنه زد
کز اینان نیاید به جز کار بد؟
Alas! for the evils that in us unite;
I’m afraid the opinion of Satan is right! “
When our chastisement pleased the accursed one, then,
The Lord, for our sakes, overthrew him again.
فغان از بدیها که در نفس ماست
که ترسم شود ظن ابلیس راست
چو ملعون پسند آمدش قهر ما
خدایش بینداخت از به خرما
When shall I my head from this baseness release?
For with God I’m at war and with Satan at peace!
The friend rarely looks the direction of you,
When yourself and the foe entertain the same view.
کجا سر برآریم از این عار و ننگ
که با او بصلحیم و با حق به جنگ
نظر دوست نادر کند سوی تو
چو در روی دشمن بود روی تو
If a friend you require who will friendship repay,
You should not an enemy’s order obey!
The person approves of estrangement from friends,
Who to share the same house with the foe condescends.
گرت دوست باید کز او بر خوری
نباید که فرمان دشمن بری
روا دارد از دوست بیگانگی
که دشمن گزیند به همخانگی
ندانی که کمتر نهد دوست پای
چو بیند که دشمن بود در سرای؟
How long with base coin will you buy at the mart,
And cut from the friendship of Joseph your heart?
به سیم سیه تا چه خواهی خرید
که خواهی دل از مهر یوسف برید؟
A friend rarely places his foot, don’t you know?
In the house where he sees that there dwelleth a foe. 
تو از دوست گر عاقلی برمگرد
که دشمن نیارد نگه در تو کرد


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