Suddenly You Rent The Veil By Hafiz Shirazi

Suddenly you rent the veil
Suddenly you rent the veil, what does it mean?
Left home, drunk with ale, what does it mean?
Locks in hand, the morning breeze, rivals obey
Serving all others to such detail, what does it mean?
King of the Good, mendicants to you pray,
Made your throne into a jail, what does it mean?
At first, in my hands, your locks you lay,
Later on, you make me frail, what does it mean?
Your loins talk in riddles and your words secrets say;
Cut me in the middle, to what avail? What does it mean?
You lure us with Love, and like pawns, you play
Each piece you play, you fail, what does it mean?
O Hafiz, if your lover into your heart finds her way
Familiar is your trail, and your tale, what does it mean?
© Shahriar Shahriari
Los Angeles, Ca
October 25, 1999
ناگـهان پرده برانداختـه‌ای یعنی چـه
مسـت از خانه برون تاخته‌ای یعنی چه
زلـف در دست صبا گوش به فرمان رقیب
این چنین با همه درساخته‌ای یعنی چه
شاه خوبانی و مـنـظور گدایان شده‌ای
قدر این مرتبه نشناخته‌ای یعـنی چـه
نـه سر زلف خود اول تو به دستم دادی
بازم از پای درانداختـه‌ای یعـنی چـه
سخنـت رمز دهان گفت و کمر سر میان
و از میان تیغ به ما آخته‌ای یعـنی چـه
هر کس از مهره مهر تو به نقشی مشغول
عاقـبـت با همه کج باخته‌ای یعنی چه
حافـظا در دل تنـگـت چو فرود آمد یار
خانـه از غیر نپرداخته‌ای یعـنی چـه

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