Saturday, November 27, 2010
Then stay with me, for I'm not.
A thousand naked amorous ones dwell in ancient caves
Beneath my eyelids.
Here's a pick,
My whole body is an emerald that begs,
Write all that worries you on a piece of parchment;
Offer it to God.
Even from the distance of a millenium
I can lean the flame in my heart
Into your life
All that frightens you
~ The Gift: Poems by Hafiz the great Sufi master
Translations by Daniel Ladinsky