Monday, September 7, 2020

Say Nothing

من غلام قمرم غیر قمر هیچ مگو

I am the servant to the moon, say nothing more

پیش من جز سخی شمع و شکر هیچ مگو

Mention only sweetness and light, nothing more

سخن رنج مگو جز سخن گنج مگو

Don't speak suffering/ speak of treasures, say nothing more

ور از این بی‌خبری رنج مبر هیچ مگو

Don't worry if you're not  uptodate, say no more

دوش دیوانه شدم عشق مرا دید و بگفت

yesterday when I was about to go mad, love saw me and said

آمدم نعره مزن جامه مدر هیچ مگو

I'm coming! Don't scream! Don't tear your clothes! Say No More

گفتم ای عشق من از چیز دگر می‌ترسم

Love! I fear something else

گفت آن چیز دگر نیست دگر هیچ مگو

Love said: That other, no longer is, say no more

من به گوش تو سخن‌های نهان خواهم گفت

I will whisper secrets in your ear

سر بجنبان که بلی جز که به سر هیچ مگو

nod if you understand,  say nothing more

قمری جان صفتی در ره دل پیدا شد

در ره دل چه لطیف است سفر هیچ مگو

گفتم ای دل چه مه‌ست این دل اشارت می‌کرد

که نه اندازه توست این بگذر هیچ مگو

گفتم این روی فرشته‌ست عجب یا بشر است

گفت این غیر فرشته‌ست و بشر هیچ مگو

گفتم این چیست بگو زیر و زبر خواهم شد

گفت می‌باش چنین زیر و زبر هیچ مگو

ای نشسته تو در این خانه پرنقش و خیال

خیز از این خانه برو رخت ببر هیچ مگو

گفتم ای دل پدری کن نه که این وصف خداست

گفت این هست ولی جان پدر هیچ مگو

I am a servant of the Moon
Speak to me of nothing more !
In my presence speak of light
Speak of sweetness and nothing more!

Don’t tell about your problems,
speak to me only of treasures!
And don’t worry if they think
you’ve out of touch — say no more!

Last night I went insane;
love saw me and called out:
Don’t scream: I’m on my way
Don’t wring your garments! Say no more!

I said, my Beloved, this fear is for something else …
Love said: there is nothing else, any more — say no more!
I will whisper secret words in your ear
Nod if you agree, gesture only, say no more!

Along the way of the heart a beautiful
life-giving Moon appeared for me
Travelling the way of the heart
is a heart-warming journey – say no more!

I said to my heart “what kind of Moon are you ?” and it replied
This is unfathomable for you, move on and say no more!
I asked in awe: “Is this the face of an Angel or a human”?
My Moonheart said “this is neither Angel or Man, say no more…”

Please tell me what it is, I am uprooted in confusion, I begged
He replied “you can be uprooted and confused, but say no more!”
You who reside in this house of thoughts and images
Get up and leave, take all your belongings, say no more!

I begged my Divine Heart: show me your fatherly kindness
this is not how I expected Divinity to treat me!
He replied, “my dear son, you are right, but say no more!”

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