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voice in my pocket.
A soft, soft reminder.”
student from another country came to Hafiz to
personally ask for his permission to translate some
of Hafiz's poems into a little book.
And he said to Hafiz, ‘What is the essential
quality in your poems that I
need to incorporate in
my translations to make them
abiding and authentic?’
And Hafiz smiled, and placed his arms
on the man's
shoulders, then said, ‘Do you
really want to know?’
And the young man said, ‘Of course.’
‘Well, well then,’ Hafiz began and
‘My poems lift the corners of the mouth—
mouth, the heart's mouth.
And can effect any opening
that can make love.’”
and uses them as crutches
just so he can learn to fly.”
This is not a woman
Who fears the wolf.
The wolf fears her.”
You will ask her to crawl and she will rise.
You will ask her to die and she will be reborn.
You will bury her and she will grow.”
Right there where you left it lying upside down
When you finally find it, you'll see how it's faded
The underside is lighter when you turn it around.
Everything stays right where you left it
Everything stays but it still changes
Ever so slightly, daily and nightly
In little ways when everything stays.”
his hand and pen
he will be good but
god knows When”
can calm itself
so can you.
we are both
Her words until her world is tipped over
Plunging over the edge of its own axis.
In his realm, light is dark and peace is chaos
He creates a dark room for her which she now calls shelter -
comforted in the arms of her murderer.”
shed my sheep’s clothing,
go out into the white light of January, hollering and howling.”
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