r u b a i
u b a i r
b a i r y
a and r y b
and r u b a
/ / / / / / / U / / U /
Ēr tundīh ī wāzān tō tagīg waxš nihuft,
Ēr kādag ī wad-wāž tō burāg wīr nihuft.
Pērāmōn ī tō sangīg tarāzūg gardēd —
Čē rāy āsn-stī ī tō az abārīg nihuft?
Under the harshness of words you hid a strong spirit,
Under slanderous jokes you hid a clear mind.
Scales of stone turn around you -
Why did [you] hide your innate essence from others?
Behind the noise of harsh words you hid the fortress of the spirit
And he covered his clear mind with greasy jokes.
Scales of stone keep you all;
Why did you hide your essence from others?