Thursday, February 19, 2015

Hafiz - Holy Incense Ash



Troubled?
Then stay with me, for I'm not.
Lonely?
A thousand naked amorous ones dwell in ancient caves
Beneath my eyelids.
Riches?
Here's a pick,
My whole body is an emerald that begs,
“Take me.”
Write all that worries you on a piece of parchment;
Offer it to God.
Even from the distance of a millennium
I can lean the flame in my heart
Into your life
And turn
All that frightens you
Into holy
Incense
Ash." 



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