Muhammad Iqbal: Slavery (From Persian)

Slavery
By Muhammad Iqbal
Translated by A.Z. Foreman

A purblind fool, man sells himself to man in slavery 
Yielding his inner wealth as tribute to His Majesty,
Thus man in bestial servitude is baser than a dog.  
I've yet to see the dog that serves a dog like royalty. 




The Original:

غلامى
محمد اقبال

آدم از بی بصری بندگی آدم کرد
گوهرى داشت ولی نذر قباد و جم کرد
یعنی از خوی غلامی ز سگان خوارتر است
من ندیدم كه سگی پیش سگی سر خم کرد

Тоҷикӣ:

Одам аз бебасарӣ бандагии одам кард
Гавҳаре дошт вале назри қубоду ҷам кард
Яънӣ аз хӯи ғуломӣ зи сагон хортараст
Ман надидам ки саге пеши саге сар хам кард

Romanization:

Ādam az bēbasarī bandagī-i ādam kard
Gawharē dāšt walē nazr-i qubād o jam kard
Ya'nī az xōy-i ɣulāmī zi sagān xwārtar ast
Man nadīdam ki sagē pēš-i sagē sar xam kard 


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