skipping like a child.

And For No Reason

And

For no reason

I start skipping like a child.

And

For no reason

I turn into a leaf

That is carried so high

I kiss the Sun’s mouth

And dissolve.

And

For no reason

A thousand birds

Choose my head for a conference table,

Start passing their

Cups of wine

And their wild songbooks all around.

And

For every reason in existence

I begin to eternally,

To eternally laugh and love!

When I turn into a leaf

And start dancing,

I run to kiss our beautiful Friend

And I dissolve in the Truth

That I Am

Hafiz 

Khwāja Shamsu d-Dīn Muhammad Hāfez-e Shīrāzī (Persian: خواجه شمس‌الدین محمد حافظ شیرازی), known by his pen name Hāfez (1325/1326 – 1389/1390), was a Persian lyric poet.

 
 
 
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Spring and all its flowers

Spring and all its flowers

now joyously break their vow of silence.
It is time for celebration, not for lying low;
You too — weed out those roots of sadness from your heart.

The Sabaa wind arrives;
and in deep resonance, the flower
passionately rips open its garments,
thrusting itself from itself.

The Way of Truth, learn from the clarity of water,
Learn freedom from the spreading grass.

Pay close attention to the artistry of the Sabaa wind,
that wafts in pollen from afar,
And ripples the beautiful tresses
of the fields of hyacinth flowers.

From the privacy of the harem, the virgin bud slips out,
revealing herself under the morning star,
branding your heart and your faith
with beauty.

And frenzied bulbul flies madly out of the House of Sadness
to unite with the flowers;
its love-crazed cry like a thousand-trumpet blast.

Hafez says, 

and the experienced old ones concur:

All you really need
is to tell those Stories
of the Fair Ones and the Goblet of Wine.

The Glow of Your Presence

The Glow of Your PresenceWhere have you taken your sweet song?Come back and play me a tune.

I never really cared for the things of this world.

It was the glow of your presencethat filled it with beauty.

by Hafiz
(1320 – 1389) 
English version by
David and Sabrineh Fideler

Original Language
Persian/Farsi

Muslim / Sufi
14th Century

 

My Eyes So Soft

My Eyes So Soft

Don’t surrender your loneliness so quickly

let it cut more deep.

Let it ferment and season you

as few human or even divine ingredients can

Something missing in my heart tonight

has made my eyes so soft

my voice so tender

my need of god 

absolutely clear.

–Hafiz

great journey of love

What Happens?

What happens when your soul
Begins to awaken
Your eyes
And your heart
And the cells of your body
To the great Journey of Love? 

First there is wonderful laughter
And probably precious tears 

And a hundred sweet promises
And those heroic vows
No one can ever keep. 

But still God is delighted and amused
You once tried to be a saint. 

What happens when your soul
Begins to awake in this world 

To our deep need to love
And serve the Friend? 

O the Beloved
Will send you
One of His wonderful, wild companions ~
Like Hafiz. 

From: ‘I Heard God Laughing – Renderings of Hafiz’ – Daniel Ladinsky

Dance, Dervish Dance……

Dance, dervish dance ….

bring the face of god before you.

only love can lift the heart up so high that its true color is restored by the sun!

see him near and clapping, that perfect one who fathers divine rhythm.

o dance, dervish dance ……

and know you bring your master happiness whenever you smile.

last night so many tears took flight because of joy that the sky god crowded and complained

when i discovered god hiding again in my heart

and i could not cease to celebrate.

hafiz

It happens all the time in heaven


It happens all the time in heaven,
And some day
It will begin to happen
Again on earth –

That men and women who are married,

And men and men who are
Lovers,

And women and women
Who give each other
Light,

Often will get down on their knees
And while so tenderly
Holding their lover’s hand,
With tears in their eyes,
Will sincerely speak, saying,

“My dear,
How can I be more loving to you;
How can I be more
Kind?”

–Hafiz