SOAS University of London

Department of Music, School of Arts

10. Bidad / Cry for Justice

Voice with ney

This gushe sets two more verses from Sa'di's poem:

'asheqan-e din o dunya baz ra khasiyati-ast

Kan nabashad zahedan-e mal o jah-anduz ra

Digari ra dar kamand avar kay ma khod bande-im

Risman dar pa-y hasjat nist dastamuz ra


Yet lovers who lose their faith 

And world forfeit, a certain talent gain back

What puritans amassing rank and riches lack.


Find someone else to snare with your lasso

For we ourselves are docile slaves;

A house-trained servant does not need shackles on his feet.