Thursday, June 5, 2014

From the Divān of Hāfiẓ (2)

Ghazal 90, ll. 5-6

So that the army
of my sorrow for You
   does not ruin
   my heart’s kingdom,
I have send You
   as hostage
   my precious soul.
Come, O cup-bearer!
The voice of the Unseen
   has told me
   the good news:
“In the sorrow
you bear patiently
   I have sent
   you its remedy.

[my translation]

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