Thursday, September 1, 2016

Hafiz - Not with wings



Here soar
Not with wings,

Spiritual Inspiration

But with your moving hands and feet
And sweating brows--

Sufi Poetry by Hafiz

Standing by your Beloved's side
Reaching out to comfort this world

Spiritual Inspiration

With your cup of solace
Drawn from your vast reservoir of Truth.

Sufi Poetry by Hafiz

Here soar
Not with your eyes and senses

Spiritual Inspiration

That turn their backs
On the earth's sweet stumbling dance
Which needs you.

Sufi Poetry by Hafiz

Here love, O here love,
With your mouth tender and open upon your lover,

Spiritual Inspiration

And with your heart on duty
To the souls of rivers, children, forest animals,
All the shy feathered ones and laughing, jumping,
Shining fish.

Sufi Poetry by Hafiz

O here, pilgrim, Love
On this holy battleground of life

Spiritual Inspiration

Where there are bleeding men
Who are calling for a sacred drink,

Sufi Poetry by Hafiz

A gentle word or touch from a man
Or God.

Spiritual Inspiration

Hafiz, why just serve and play with angels?
They are already content.

Sufi Poetry by Hafiz

Brew your knowledge well for men
With aching minds and guts,

Spiritual Awakening

And for those wayfarers who have gained
The rare courageous thirsts
That can never be relinquished
Until Union!

Sufi Poetry by Hafiz

Hafiz,
Leave your recipes in golden drums.

Spiritual Awakening

Tie those barrels to the backs of camels
Who will keep circumambulating the worlds,

Spiritual Inspiration

Giving nourishment
To all our tender wondrous spheres.

Sufi Poetry by Hafiz

O here Love, O love right here.
Find your happiness, dear wayfarer,

Spiritual Inspiration

With your beautiful lips and body
So sweetly opened,

Spiritual Awakening

Yielding their vital gifts upon
This magnificent
Earth. 


 

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