In The Hope Of Union, My Very Life, I’ll Give Up By Hafiz Shirazi

In the hope of union, my very life, I’ll give up
As a bird of Paradise, this worldly trap I will hop.
In the hope of one day, being your worthy servant
Mastery of both worlds I’ll gladly drop.
May the cloud of guidance unload its rain
Before I am back to dust, into the air I rise up.
Beside my tomb bring minstrels and wine
My spirit will then dance to music and scent of the cup.
Show me your beauty, O graceful beloved of mine
To my life and the world, with ovation I put a stop.
Though I am old, tonight, hold me in your arms
In the morn, a youthful one, I’ll rise up.
On my deathbed give me a glimpse of your face
So like Hafiz, I too, will reach the top.
© Shahriar Shahriari
Los Angeles, Ca
April 10, 1999
مژده وصـل تو کو کز سر جان برخیزم
طایر قدسـم و از دام جـهان برخیزم
بـه ولای تو که گر بنده خویشم خوانی
از سر خواجـگی کون و مـکان برخیزم
یا رب از ابر هدایت برسان بارانی
پیشـتر زان که چو گردی ز میان برخیزم
بر سر تربت من با می و مطرب بنـشین
تا بـه بویت ز لحد رقص کـنان برخیزم
خیز و بالا بنما ای بـت شیرین حرکات
کز سر جان و جهان دست فشان برخیزم
گر چه پیرم تو شبی تنگ در آغوشم کش
تا سـحرگـه ز کـنار تو جوان برخیزم
روز مرگـم نفـسی مهلـت دیدار بده
تا چو حافظ ز سر جان و جـهان برخیزم

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