|How heretically do you play the game of life?|
you adjust yourself to times, rather than to thine self.
I no longer see in the schools
heart of Junaid and insight of Ghazali and Razi.
Nature—the great lawgiver—decrees:
the ways of falcon are forbidden in the religion of sparrows.
The same heavenly law-giver decreed for the male falcon:
fly about the skies, don’t deal with the earth.
I have not left speaking the naked truth,
though the people may speak ill of me before the kings.
We have neither Samarkand nor Bukhara to offer,
the dervish can only pray for the Shirazi Turk.