khayam

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این بحر وجود آمده بیرون ز نهفت
کس ندانست که این گوهر تحقیق بسفت
هر کس سخنی از سر سودا گفتند
زآن روی که هست کس نمی‌داند گفت
The sea of being has emerged from hidden depths

But how, that’s a pearl of scholarship no one has pierced

Each scholar has conjectured idly on the subject,

But none can describe how the matter actually rests
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از جمله رفتگان این راه دراز
باز آمده ای کو که به ما گوید راز
هان بر سر این دو راهه از روی نیاز
چیزی نگذاری که نمی‌آیی باز

From the wayfarers of this long pilgrimage
Not a one has come back to tell us a tale
Carefull, lest you leave behind an offering
For you are not comming back to this parting of ways
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قومی‌متفکرند در مذهب و دین
قومی‌به گمان فتاده در راه یقین
می‌ترسم از آن که بانگ آید روزی
کای بیخبران راه نه آنست و نه این

Some are preoccupied with matters of religion

And some are beset by doubt on their course of conviction

I fear the day when a divine voice may call out

You ignorant people, true course is neither of your two ways
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برخیز و محور غم جهان گذران

خوش باش و دمی‌به شادمانی گذران

در طبع جهان اگر وفایی بودی

نوبت به تو خود نیامدی از دگران

Get up and forget the cares of the ephemeral world,

Enjoy yourself and spend your brief moment in fun,

For if the world were faithful by nature,

Your turn would not come before others
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