January 27, 2012

Poem by Hafiz - 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
(Sufi Mystic 1320-1390 A.D.)
translation by Daniel Ladinsky

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