Khaqani

Do You Know What I Benefited From This World?

Do You Know What I Benefited From This World?

Do You Know What I Benefited From This World? Do you know what I benefited from this world? Nothing And what I gained from the days of life? Nothing I am a candle of wisdom; but when extinguished, nothing I am the cup of Jamshid; but when broken nothing دانی ز جهان چه طرف بربستم هيچ وز حاصل ايام چه در دستم هيچ شمع خردم ولی چو بنشستم هيچ آن جام جمم ولی چو بشکستم هيچ —Translation by R. Saberi »

The Bird That Sings

The Bird That Sings

The Bird That Sings The bird that sings the song of pain is love The courier who knows the tongue of the Unseen is love The existence that call you to nonexistence is love And that which redeems you from you is love مرغی که نوای درد راند عشق است پيکی که زبان غيب داند عشق است هستی که به نيستيت خواند عشق است وآنچ از تو ترا باز رهاند عشق است —Translation by R. Saberi »