Monday, March 27, 2006

HAFIZ - THE GIFT




A ROOT IN EACH ACT
AND CREATURE

The sun's eyes are painting fields again.
It lashes with expert strokes
Are sweeping across the land.
A great palette of light has embraced
This earth.

Hafiz, if just a little clay and water
Mixed in His bowl
Can yield such exquisite scents, sights,
Music - and whirling forms -

What unspeakable wonders must await with
The commencement of unfolding
Of the infinite number of petals
That are the Soul.

What excitement will renew your body
When we all begin to see
That His heart resides in
Everything?

God has a root in each act and creature
That He draws His mysterious
Divine life from.

His eyes are painting fields again.

The Beloved with His own hands is tending,
Raising like a precious child,
Himself in

You.

("The Gift" - versions of Hafiz by Daniel Ladinsky)

(Thanks to Galya)

1 Comments:

At 12:02 pm, Anonymous June said...

This poem lends itself to some photographs- maybe I'll read it prior to going on a walk.

 

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