Good News, Spring Is Neigh And Grass Is Green By Hafiz Shirazi

Good news, spring is neigh and grass is green
Leave the trees and treat flowers like a queen.
Birds whistle, singing where is loon of the wine?
The nightingale cries, who painted this flowery scene?
Fruits of Paradise are tasteless for the one
Whom the face of a lover has never seen.
Complain not of the hardships on the path
Comfort comes from enduring the obscene.
Pick a flower from the face of the bearer
Violets encircle the face of the grassy green.
The bearer has stolen my heart in a way
That even conversations I now demean.
I will burn my colorful flowery robe, which
The Tavern Master with wine could not clean.
O Fair one, spring is gone, take note I mean
This wine, Hafiz, has not had a chance to glean.
© Shahriar Shahriari
Los Angeles, Ca
January 31, 2000
رسید مژده که آمد بـهار و سـبزه دمید
وظیفه گر برسد مصرفش گل است و نبید
صـفیر مرغ برآمد بط شراب کـجاسـت
فـغان فـتاد به بلبل نقاب گل که کشید
ز میوه‌های بهـشـتی چـه ذوق دریابد
هر آن که سیب زنـخدان شاهدی نـگزید
مـکـن ز غصه شکایت که در طریق طلب
بـه راحتی نرسید آن که زحمتی نکشید
ز روی ساقی مه وش گلی بـچین امروز
کـه گرد عارض بستان خط بنفشـه دمید
چـنان کرشمـه ساقی دلم ز دست ببرد
که با کسی دگرم نیست برگ گفت و شنید
من این مرقع رنگین چو گل بخواهم سوخت
کـه پیر باده فروشش به جرعه‌ای نـخرید
بـهار می‌گذرد دادگـسـترا دریاب
کـه رفت موسم و حافظ هنوز می‌نچشید

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