Calcutta nr. 6 *
The Qurán which men call the best word
They read at intervals but not continually
On the lines upon the goblet there is a luminous text
Which they read at all times and in all places
The Qur'an, which men call the Supreme Word,
they read at intervals but not continually,
but on the lines upon the goblet a text is engraved
which they read at all times and in all places.
The Qur'án, which people call the Best Word, they
read it from time to time, not constantly
On the lines of the cup a sacred verse is engraved
which they read everywhere and always.
Le Koran, que l'on s'accorde à nommer la parole sublime, n'est cependant lu que de temps en temps et non d'une manière permanente, tandis qu'au bord de la coupe se trouve un verset plein de lumière que l'on aime à lire toujours et partout.
The Koran, though The Word Sublime folk style it.
But here and there they read and once-a-while it:
Upon the cup-marge there 's a bright verse written,
All-where-and-when folk read, though some revile it.
The Koran though as ''Word sublime" read o'er.
Men sometimes on its page, but not long, pore;
There is a bright verse in the cup's lines,
for Within men everywhere read, evermore.