How the beasts gathered round the hare

How the beasts gathered round the hare and spoke in praise of him جمع شدن نخجیران گرد خرگوش و ثنا گفتن او را

جمع گشتند آن زمان جمله وحوش
شاد و خندان از طرب در ذوق و جوش‌‌
Then all the wild beasts assembled, joyous and laughing gleefully in rapture and excitement.
حلقه کردند او چو شمعی در میان
سجده آوردند و گفتندش که هان‌‌
They formed a ring, he (the hare) in the midst like a candle: they bowed (in homage) and said to him, “Hark!”
تو فرشته‌‌ی آسمانی یا پری
نی تو عزراییل شیران نری‌‌
“Art thou a heavenly angel or a peri? No, thou art the Azrael of fierce lions.
هر چه هستی جان ما قربان تست
دست بردی دست و بازویت درست‌‌
Whatever thou art, our souls are offered in sacrifice to thee. Thou hast prevailed. Health to thy hand and arm!
راند حق این آب را در جوی تو
آفرین بر دست و بر بازوی تو
God turned this water into thy stream. Blessing on thy hand and arm!
باز گو تا چون سگالیدی به مکر
آن عوان را چون بمالیدی به مکر
Explain how thou didst meditate with guile, and how thou didst guilefully wipe out that ruffian.
باز گو تا قصه درمانها شود
باز گو تا مرهم جانها شود
Explain, in order that the tale may be the means of curing (our malady); explain, that it may be a salve for our souls.
باز گو کز ظلم آن استم نما
صد هزاران زخم دارد جان ما
Explain! for in consequence of the iniquity of that tyrant our souls have myriads of wounds.”
گفت تایید خدا بود ای مهان
ور نه خرگوشی که باشد در جهان‌‌
“O Sirs,” said he, “it was (by) God’s aid; else, who in the world is a hare (who am I, that I should have been able to do this)?
قوتم بخشید و دل را نور داد
نور دل مر دست و پا را زور داد
He (God) bestowed power on me and gave light to my heart: the light in my heart gave strength to hand and foot.”
از بر حق می‌‌رسد تفضیلها
باز هم از حق رسد تبدیلها
From God come preferments (to high position), from God also come changes (which bring one to low estate).
حق به دور و نوبت این تایید را
می‌‌نماید اهل ظن و دید را
God in (due) course and turn is ever displaying this (Divine) aid to doubters and seers (alike).




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