The Gift

By Hafiz

Chosen via writer Elizabeth Gilbert as considered one of her ten favourite books, Daniel Ladinsky’s striking renderings of 250 unforgettable lyrical poems by means of Hafiz, one of many maximum Sufi poets of all time

More than the other Persian poeteven RumiHafiz increased the paranormal, therapeutic dimensions of poetry. simply because his poems have been frequently ecstatic love songs from God to his liked global, many have known as Hafiz the "Invisible Tongue." certainly, Daniel Ladinsky has stated that his paintings with Hafiz is an try to do the very unlikely: to render mild into wordsto make the Luminous Resonance of God tangible to our finite senses.

I am
a gap in a flute
that the Christ's breath moves
through

listen to this
music!

With this wonderful choice of Hafiz's such a lot intimate poems, Ladinsky has succeeded brilliantly in proposing the essence of 1 of Islam's maximum poetic and non secular voices. every one line of The present imparts the glorious features of this grasp Sufi poet and religious instructor: encouragement, an audacious love that touches lives, profound wisdom, generosity, and a candy, playful genius unheard of in international literature.

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It truly is, in case you not weep from gratitude or happiness, Or weep From being lower deep with the notice Of the intense attractiveness That emanates from the most straightforward act and customary item. My pricey, is your caravan misplaced? it really is should you can not be style to your self And loving to people who needs to dwell With the occasionally tough job of loving you. at the very least come to grasp that somebody untied your camel final evening For I pay attention its mild voice Calling for God within the wilderness. not less than come to understand That Hafiz will continually carry a lantern With galaxies blooming within And that i'm going to continuously consultant your soul to The divine heat and excitement Of our Beloved’s Tent. while i would like TO KISS GOD whilst nobody is calling I swallow deserts and clouds And bite on mountains understanding they're candy Bones! whilst not anyone is asking and that i wish To kiss God I simply elevate my very own hand To My Mouth. FOR A unmarried TEAR I be aware of of attractiveness That nobody has ever recognized. How may perhaps that be attainable while i'll appear So new in limitless time? for the reason that God belongs to just you! Did you pay attention that? Did you listen what Hafiz simply acknowledged? God belongs to just you! it's the basically average check For a unmarried Tear. THAT SHAPES the attention young ones Can simply open the Drawer That shall we the spirit get up and put on Its favourite gown of Mirth and laughter. while the brain is fed on with Remembrance of Him whatever divine occurs to the center That Shapes the hand and tongue And eye into The notice Love. such a lot of presents there are such a lot of presents nonetheless unopened out of your birthday, there are such a lot of handmade offers which have been despatched to you via God. The liked doesn't brain repeating, “Everything i've got is additionally yours. ” Please forgive Hafiz and the buddy If we holiday right into a candy laughter while your middle complains of being thirsty while a long time in the past each mobilephone on your soul Capsized ceaselessly Into this endless golden sea. certainly, A lover’s ache is like retaining one’s breath Too lengthy in the course of an important functionality, in the course of one among Creation’s favourite Songs. certainly, a lover’s discomfort is that this sound asleep, This dozing, while God simply rolled over and gave you the sort of massive good-morning kiss! there are such a lot of presents, my expensive, nonetheless unopened out of your birthday. O, there are such a lot of home made provides which were despatched in your existence From God. L OVE IS THE FUNERAL PYRE Love is The funeral pyre the place i've got laid my dwelling physique. the entire fake notions of myself that when prompted worry, ache, Have grew to become to ash As I neared God. What has risen From the tangled net of concept and sinew Now shines with jubilation during the eyes of angels And screams from the heart of limitless lifestyles Itself. Love is the funeral pyre the place the guts needs to lay Its physique. ALLAH, ALLAH, ALLAH Now The sky-drum performs All on its own in my head making a song all day lengthy “Allah, Allah, Allah. ” 5 Don’t Die back i'm a guy Who is aware the 10 thousand positions of Divine love.

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