The dust of my flesh is to my soul a veil
A joy I’ll feel as I uplift this veil
What have you sung sweet song to deserve such cage
To Rezvan fly north, your native home’s his vale
Straining to see wherefrom I sail or why
There’s pain longing for reason dimmed by a veil
You wish to travel the earth beyond this earth?
Nailed to a tomb your screaming won’t avail
Don’t stare. The colours of my flickering veil
Hide fires. You don’t want the burning behind this veil
Hafiz has lived now breathe his life from him
With you I won’t be heard beyond our veil
Based on a literal translation and commentary by Elizabeth T. Gray Jr.