How Beautiful Is Shiraz’s Unparalleled State By Hafiz Shirazi

How beautiful is Shiraz’s unparalleled state
God save it from harm and the hands of fate.
May God keep its flowing Roknabad river
Its waters with freshness, always equate.
Between Jafarabad and Mossalla gardens
Northern breeze’s scent, forever accelerate .
In Shiraz the bounty of heavenly spirit
Amidst its wise people is an inner trait.
Nobody talks of the Egyptian sugar
It surpasses all, in sweetness is great.
O breeze what news of the happy minstrel?
How is his state? How does he relate?
If that sweet boy kills, and sheds my blood
O heart forgive him for his innocent hate.
O God let me stay with, this, my dream
I am happy with the vision of my mate.
Brave separation Hafiz, patiently wait
Thank God for union, time to consummate.
© Shahriar Shahriari
Los Angeles, Ca
January 23, 2000
خوشا شیراز و وضع بی‌مثالـش
خداوندا نـگـه دار از زوالـش
ز رکـن آباد ما صد لوحش اللـه
کـه عمر خضر می‌بخشد زلالش
میان جـعـفرآباد و مـصـلا
عـبیرآمیز می‌آید شـمالـش
به شیراز آی و فیض روح قدسی
بـجوی از مردم صاحب کمالش
کـه نام قند مـصری برد آن جا
کـه شیرینان ندادند انفعالـش
صبا زان لولی شنگول سرمست
چه داری آگهی چون است حالش
گر آن شیرین پسر خونـم بریزد
دلا چون شیر مادر کن حلالـش
مـکـن از خواب بیدارم خدا را
که دارم خلوتی خوش با خیالش
چرا حافظ چو می‌ترسیدی از هجر
نـکردی شـکر ایام وصالـش

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