A Hard Decree
His Ballet Company
It Felt Love
from "The Gift"
(poems by Hafiz)
When You Can Endure
When the words stop
from, The Gift (Page 143)
Forgive the Dream
All your images of winter
Inside the veins of a petal
...are hidden worlds
Where Hafiz sometimes
I will spread A Persian carpet there
Woven with light.
We can drink wine
From a gourd I hollowed
And dried on the roof of my house.
I will bring bread I have kneaded
That contains my own
And cheese from a calf I raised.
My love for your Master is such
You can just lean back
And I will feed you
Your wounds of love can only heal
from "The Gift" (Page 125)
So Many Gifts
There are so many gifts
Still unopened from your birthday,
there are so many hand-crafted presents
that have been sent to you by God.
The Beloved does not mind repeating,
Please forgive Hafiz and the Friend
in the middle of one of Creation's favorite
Indeed, a lover's pain is this sleeping,
There are so many gifts, my dear,
O, there are so many hand-crafted presents
from, The Gift (Page 67)
Translations by Daniel Ladinsky
Published by Penguin Books Ltd.
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