Omar Khayyam: "This pot once had a mind in love..." (From Persian)

"This pot once had a mind in love..."
Omar Khayyam
Click to hear me recite the original in Persian

This pot once had a mind in love like me,
Held by a lock of hair's captivity.
That handle at its neck was once a hand
Clasping a lover's neck insatiably.


The Original:

این کوزه چو من عاشق زاری بوده است
در بند سر زلف نگاری بوده‌ست
این دسته که بر گردن او می‌بینی
دستی‌ست که برگردن یاری بوده‌ست

Tajik Cyrillic:

Ин кӯза чӯ ман ошиқи зоре будаст,
Дар банди сари зулфи нигоре будаст.
В-ин даста, ки бар гардани ӯ мебинӣ,
Дастест, ки бар гардани ёре будаст.

Romanization:

Īn kōza ču man 'āšiq-i zārē būdast,
Dar band-i sar-i zulf-i nigārē būdast.
W-īn dasta, ki bar gardan-i ō mēbīnī,
Dastēst, ki bar gardan-i yārē būdast. 

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