A Very beautiful Ghazal by Hafez, named "Every time you look into my eyes...

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  1. veryclever1980 said:

    Default A Very beautiful Ghazal by Hafez, named "Every time you look into my eyes...

    The first Part:

    مرا می*بینی و هر دم زیادت می*کنی دردم
    Marā mibini o hardam, ziyādat mikoni dardam
    Every time you look into my eyes, you put salt into my wounds
    تو را می*بینم و میلم زیادت می*شود هر دم
    Tow rā mibinam o meylam ziyādat mishavad har dam
    Every time I look into your eyes, my passion soars for you
    به سامانم نمی*پرسی نمی*دانم چه سر داری
    Beh sāmānam nemiporsi, nemidānam cheh sar dāri
    You never ask about my well being, I don't know what you are going to do with me
    به درمانم نمی*کوشی نمی*دانی مگر دردم
    Beh darmānam nemikooshi, nemidāni magar dardam
    You do not try to heal my wounds as if you are unaware of them

    نه راه است این که بگذاری مرا بر خاک و بگریزی
    Na rāh ast in keh bogzāri marā bar khāk o bogrizi
    Leaving me here on the ground is not respectable
    گذاری آر و بازم پرس تا خاک رهت گردم
    Gozāri ār o bazam prs ta khāk-e rahat gardam
    Return to me and look for me - I will be the dust of your road forever*
    ندارم دستت از دامن بجز در خاک و آن دم هم
    Nadaram dastat az dāman bejoz dar khāk o ān dam ham
    I cannot reach you, I would only reach your skirt if I became dust**, but even in that case
    که بر خاکم روان گردی بگیرد دامنت گردم
    Keh bar khākam ravān gardi, begirad dāmanat gardam
    When you would walk over my dust, your skirt would absorb all of it***

    * "Dust of your road" is a Persian proverb and it means the lover would sacrifice anything for his beloved

    ** We have "Dust" again here. It has ambiguity for sure, in one hand it alludes to the previous line and on the other hand it refers to a situation where the lover has died because of his love and he's become dust.

    *** It's a very sophisticated sentence, which refers to mysticism. It means that love is so strong that the lover would become a part of his beloved soul in the end.
    ***The translations have been done by Bijan Kardouni AKA veryclever1980***
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    Paul Orhan said:


    This ghazal seems strangely familiar... I must have read it somewhere before...

    It's absolutely and hauntunglybeautiful, beautiful, beautiful ... beautiful ... ... ... ...

    Thank you, doostam! Superb translation as always
  3. herrthorr said:


    I really liked the meaning of the last verse.

    All duality is transcended with the union of the pair of opposites.