درد عشقی کشیده ام که مپرس
درد هجری چشیده ام که مپرس
I have suffered such pain of love- don’t ask!
I have drunk the dregs of such separation- don’t ask!
I have wandered the world to embrace
at last such a beloved- don’t ask!
In desire of the dust at his door, the water
of my tears has become such a torrent- don’t ask!
Last night, I heard from his mouth with my ears
such words- I can only say: don’t ask!
Why bite your lip in reproach- I have
chosen such ruby lips- don’t ask!
Without you in the hovel of my want,
I have suffered such torments- don’t ask!
Like Hafez, estranged in the way of love,
I have reached such a station- don’t ask!