Rumi quatrain, #1588 Foruzanfar

A ring in my ear in service to you, O King;
By my Soul- in obedience to you, O King!
Like a shadow in thrall to you, I race ahead
A proud wildcat, and you a lion, O King!

در بندگیت حلقه بگوشم ای شاه
در چاکریت بجان بکوشم ای شاه
در خدمت تو چو سایه من پیش روم
تو شیری و من سیاه گوشم ای شاه

note: an earring indicates the status of a slave.




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