the poet hafez has elegant wit and great humor;
he is always independent and despises rumor.
he is an unmatched existentialist, with diamond love:
the light of his feeling nature shines with perfect resolve.
the friend with long curly hair is his beloved master;
repeatedly, he likens him to the great zoroaster.
he calls himself a rend, for whom only longing exists;
although he knows the koran by heart, beauty is his text.
he plays his game at court with brilliant double entendre;
the patron and the friend are well pleased, but not the mullah!
the rend is drunk on red wine and cavorts with his lover-
perfect like the prophet and who compares with no other.
even now, most scholars and muslims remain bamboozled;
darvish guzzles his bright bottle at this sad shemozzle!