Calcutta nr. 112
In the feast of wisdom, intellect gave a proof of purity
Concerning Rum & Arabia he said one is the left & one is the right
If any unworthy one says to you wine is not pure
How can I listen to it, said God said it is propitious
At the banquet of Wisdom, Reason gave an excellent
demonstration [and] spoke among Greeks and Arabs right and left (maisara):
"If an ignorant person said that wine is not good
(unlawful), how should I listen [to him], since God has said 'maisara'?"
The Good Guide speaks of the feast of the pure of spright;
He speaks of Roum and Araby Left and Right:
If "Wine 's unclean " be said of some witless wight,
How should I hearken, since God's self calls it "delight"?