Posted by: W. E. Poplaski | October 5, 2008

POEM OF THE DAY: Absolutely Clear

by Shams al-Din Hafiz (14th Century).

 

Absolutely Clear

 

Don’t surrender your loneliness

So quickly.

Let it cut more deep.

 

Let it ferment and season you

As few human                                                                    5

Or even divine ingredients can.

 

Something missing in my heart tonight

Has made my eyes so soft,

My voice

So tender,                                                                         10

 

My need of God

Absolutely

Clear.

 

Notes:

http://enel.ucalgary.ca/People/far/hobbies/iran/Gazal/frame2/hafez_intro.html

http://www.angelfire.com/rnb/bashiri/Poets/Hafiz.html

 

 

 

 

 

 


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