Listen, while the lute doth play;
Knowest thou what it would say?
‘Hither, hither come with me,
I will show the road to thee.
‘Erring, erring, thou must come
To be brought at last to home;
Seeking, seeking thou must wind
Till the answer thou shalt find.’
Dânî ke che mîghoyad în bângh-è Rabâb?
Àndar pey-è man bîyâ -ô- rah râ daryâb.
Zîrâ be khatâ râh barî soy-è savâb,
Zîra be so’âl rah barî soy-è javâb.
Danî = Do you know?
Che Mighoyad= What does it say
In = This
Bângh = Call
Rabâb = Lute, Rebeck
Andar Pey = Hither, To Follow, to come with
Man = Me, I
Bîyâ = Come
Râh = The path, the way, the truth, the road, the abridged form is Rah.
Daryâb = To find out
Zîrâ = For, because
Be khatâ = Erroneous
Râh barî = To find the way, seeking
Soy = Towards
Savâb = The truth, right
So’âl = Question
Javâb = Answer
by Eliza Tashibi