Sunday, December 05, 2010

Something I Have Learned by Hafiz

Gets poured through a cloth
To become free of impurities.

The Beloved's Name
Is a mystical weave and pattern--

A hidden sieve of effulgence
We need to pass through thousands of

From my constant remembrance
Of the Friend,

All I now say is safe to

Something that I have learned
From the Kind Radiant One

Who drew me from the unfathomable
Sky's well

Makes me playful all day

~ The Subject Tonight Is Love: 60 Wild and Sweet Poems of Hafiz; Daniel Ladinsky, translator.

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