Let’s decorate the walls with garlands and bouquets! Let’s go to the vineyard, gathering the grapes, new wine must be made!

Hafez (1325 – 1389): From Ghazal No. 374

Let’s decorate the walls with garlands and bouquets!
Let’s go to the vineyard, gathering the grapes,
new wine must be made!

Let’s reach for the crown of the Seventh Sky,
passing across the roof, conceive a new design!

And if the Grief stirs up its army–
to slay fellows in the group, the feasting lovers,
I give you my word, The Hostess joining me,
I counteract the raid and I’ll prevail!

*****&*****
Alas!
In this place,
some bluff and brag of reason and mind.
The others spread nonsense, false and lie.
Let’s take the disputes, at last to the umpire.

And,
if you ambition–
the Garden of Eden–
rush to walk with me, to the winery.
And, I give my word, it takes you straight–
to the heavenly lakes!

*****&*****

Alas, alas, Hafez!
neither your eloquence–
nor your words of the wise–
are not praised enough- in Shiraz*!
Why, why don’t you pack and leave–
to live underneath- some other skies?

Translation: Maryam Dilmaghani, June 2012, Halifax
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PS. Shiraz:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shiraz

PPS. The image by Iran Darroudi:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iran_Darroudi
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*****&*****

In Persian:

بیا تا گل برافشانیم و می در ساغر اندازیم
فلک را سقف بشکافیم و طرحی نو دراندازیم

اگر غم لشکر انگیزد که خون عاشقان ریزد
من و ساقی به هم تازیم و بنیادش براندازیم

یکی از عقل می‌لافد یکی طامات می‌بافد
بیا کاین داوری‌ها را به پیش داور اندازیم

بهشت عدن اگر خواهی بیا با ما به میخانه
که از پای خمت روزی به حوض کوثر اندازیم

سخندانی و خوشخوانی نمی‌ورزند در شیراز
بیا حافظ که تا خود را به ملکی دیگر اندازیم

****&*****

Google Translates:

I’ll let Brafshanym and the goblet
Split up into heaven and a new plan Drandazym

If I raise army of lovers who fall in blood
My butler and a foundation to abolish Tazym

One reason Mylafd one Tamat Mybafd
Cayenne judgments to come up before the referee

Garden of Eden if you come with us to the pub
Khmt foot dock that day to start Kosar

Skhndany and Khvshkhvany Nmyvrznd in Shiraz
Come bye to your other property up to

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