ghazal #102 divan-e-hafez, khanlari

may your body never need the doctor’s care,
may your delicate form avoid all calamity.

the well being of all directions resides in you-
may no accident befall any part of you!

when autumn arrives to plunder the orchard,
may he not find the tall and slender cypress!

on that occasion when your beauty starts to glow,
may all blind and stupid reproach fall flat!

the perfection of form and meaning is your safety-
may your face and heart never be sad and dejected!

let no one look upon your moon-like face with evil eye-
may his sight be warded off by incense from your fire!

seek the cure from the sugar sweet speech of hafez-
that there be no more need for syrup and candy!




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