مطرب مهتاب رو
Beautiful Musician of the Moon
Tell us, everything you have heard!
We have all been in your circle of trust
Tell us, then, everything you have seen!
شه ما ما
Our our your hand
You bring green freshness to the land
در حرم جان ما بر
Within the holy sacrament of our life
Tell us what you have come upon!
خمار او خدا او
Shy, coy like daffodil
May God always assist her!
دوش ز او هر
Yesterday I saw you in His
Tell us, which flowers did you cut?
شده از دست من دل من
I am growing more restless now
my heart brimming in drunken love
همه را تو
You can observe everyone all the time
Tell us, then, which have you chosen?!
رود تو ماند ابد
The Holidays come and pass along
Your Holy Day remains everlasting
From the fate of the Heavens, unaided
Tell us, when were you able to flee!
در جان غرقه
In the of the Soul
I am drowned, my Sweetness
From inside this
Tell us, what did you taste?
به دل به
Wine pulls me leftward
and my heart pulls rightward
رو خوش است تو
Don’t stop, I'm fine with such a sweet tug of war
Tell us, what have been pulling for?
به قدح فتنه
As you poured the wine into the cup,
I knew you would stir controversy!
خرابات را تو
In the streets behind the wine tavern
Tell us, where did you hide the keys?
شور خرابات ما نور ما
Our tavern's vital passion
Our prayers shining light
حاجات ما هم تو
Our requests for help are veiled -
Tell us, how have you rent them asunder?
ماه به ابر
The Moon entered the cloud
becoming dark and defeated
مه ابرها و
Tell us, you who are the Moon
distant and clear of all clouds!
ظل تو باد ماه تو باد
May your lifegiving rays be everlasting
May your Moon be always shining
تو را بنده باد از
The whirling heaven is your servant
Tell us, from what are you repelled?
عشق مرا عاشق من
Love asked of me last night
How did you fall in love with Me?
بر متن ز
I said: at such immense heights
Tell us, what have you
مرد مجاهد بدم عاقل بدم
I used to be a warrior
I was wise and pious
Like a cautious bird avoiding traps
Tell us, what were you flying away from?
Check out Ghazal Sung by Master Shahram Nazeri, here.