Geronimo By Hafiz (Daniel Ladinsky)

Geronimo by Hafiz (Daniel Ladinsky) You might hear the beautiful shout of “Geronimo” from a lover who has just dove from a cliff and is…

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A Still Cup By Hafiz (Daniel Ladinsky)

A Still Cup by Hafiz (Daniel Ladinsky) For God To make love, For the divine alchemy to work, The Pitcher needs a still cup. Why…

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An Astronomical Question By Hafiz (Daniel Ladinsky)

An Astronomical Question by Hafiz (Daniel Ladinsky) What Would Happen if God leaned down And gave you a full wet Kiss? Hafiz Doesn’t mind answering…

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Covers Her Face With Both Hands By Hafiz (Daniel Ladinsky)

Covers Her Face with Both Hands by Hafiz (Daniel Ladinsky) What We speak Becomes the house we live in. Who will want to sleep in…

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Everywhere By Hafiz (Daniel Ladinsky)

Everywhere by Hafiz (Daniel Ladinsky) Running Through the streets Screaming, Throwing rocks through windows, Using my own head to ring Great bells, Pulling out my…

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How Could A Lover Fall By Hafiz (Daniel Ladinsky)

How Could a Lover Fall by Hafiz (Daniel Ladinsky) What could have caused your grip to weaken that allowed creation to be? How could a…

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I Have Learned So MuchBy Hafiz (Daniel Ladinsky)

I Have Learned So Much by Hafiz (Daniel Ladinsky) I Have Learned So much from God That I can no longer Call Myself A Christian,…

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Laughing At The Word Two By Hafiz (Daniel Ladinsky)

Laughing at the Word Two by Hafiz (Daniel Ladinsky) Only The Illumined One Who keeps Seducing the formless into form Had the charm to win…

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Love Is The Funeral Pyre By Hafiz (Daniel Ladinsky)

Love is the Funeral Pyre by Hafiz (Daniel Ladinsky) Love is The funeral pyre Where I have laid my living body. All the false notions…

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No Conflict By Hafiz (Daniel Ladinsky)

No Conflict by Hafiz (Daniel Ladinsky) No Conflict When the flute is playing For then I see every movement emanates From God’s Holy Dance.

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The Great Religions By Hafiz (Daniel Ladinsky)

The Great Religions by Hafiz (Daniel Ladinsky) The Great religions are the Ships, Poets the life Boats. Every sane person I know has jumped Overboard….

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That Magnificent Storm By Hafiz (Daniel Ladinsky)

That Magnificent Storm by Hafiz (Daniel Ladinsky) Sitting here Loving like this Alone again In God’s valley After that magnificent storm Of Your presence just…

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Reverence By Hafiz (Daniel Ladinsky)

Reverence by Hafiz (Daniel Ladinsky) Because There is nothing Outside of my Master’s body I try To show reverence To all things. Because There is…

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The Hatcheck Girl By Hafiz (Daniel Ladinsky)

The Hatcheck Girl by Hafiz (Daniel Ladinsky) Why Are there So few in the court Of a perfect Saint? Because Every time you are near…

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That Lamp That Needs No Oil By Hafiz (Daniel Ladinsky)

That Lamp That Needs No Oil by Hafiz (Daniel Ladinsky) I have made the journey into Nothing. I have lit that lamp that Needs no…

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The Source By Hafiz (Daniel Ladinsky)

The Source by Hafiz (Daniel Ladinsky) God has never really spoken, though a thought once crossed His mind. It is the echo of divine silence…

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Why Aren’t We Screaming Drunks By Hafiz (Daniel Ladinsky)

Why Aren’t We Screaming Drunks by Hafiz (Daniel Ladinsky) The sun once glimpsed God’s true nature And has never been the same. Thus that radiant…

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Today By Hafiz (Daniel Ladinsky)

Today by Hafiz (Daniel Ladinsky) I Do not Want to step so quickly Over a beautiful line on God’s palm As I move through the…

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Then Winks By Hafiz (Daniel Ladinsky)

Then Winks by Hafiz (Daniel Ladinsky) Everything is clapping today. Light, Sound, Motion, All movement. A rabbit I pass pulls a cymbal From a hidden…

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The Thousand-Stringed Instrument By Hafiz (Daniel Ladinsky)

The Thousand-Stringed Instrument by Hafiz (Daniel Ladinsky) The heart is The thousand-stringed instrument. Our sadness and fear come from being Out of tune with love….

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What The Hell By Hafiz (Daniel Ladinsky)

What the Hell by Hafiz (Daniel Ladinsky) The Real love I always keep a secret. All my words Are sung outside Her window, For when…

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Tanto gentile e tanto onesta pare – Dante Alighieri

Tanto gentile e tanto onesta pare – Dante Alighieri Tanto gentile e tanto onesta pare la donna mia quand’ella altrui saluta, ch’ogne lingua deven tremando…

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Deh, Violetta, che in ombra d’Amore – Dante Alighieri

Deh, Violetta, che in ombra d’Amore – Dante Alighieri Deh, Violetta, che in ombra d’Amore negli occhi miei sì subito apparisti, aggi pietà del cor…

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Amor, che movi tua vertù – Dante Alighieri

Amor, che movi tua vertù – Dante Alighieri Amor, che movi’ tua vertù da cielo come ‘l sol lo splendore, che là s’apprende più lo…

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Com più vi fere amor – Dante Alighieri

Com più vi fere amor – Dante Alighieri Com più vi fere Amor co’ suoi vincastri, più li vi fate in ubidirlo presto, ch’altro consiglio,…

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Amore e ‘l cor gentil sono una cosa – Dante Alighieri

Amore e ‘l cor gentil sono una cosa – Dante Alighieri Amore e ‘l cor gentil sono una cosa, sì come il saggio in suo…

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As A Strong Bird On Pinious Free By Walt Whitman

As A Strong Bird On Pinious Free AS a strong bird on pinions free, Joyous, the amplest spaces heavenward cleaving, Such be the thought I’d…

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Chanting The Square Deific By Walt Whitman

Chanting The Square Deific CHANTING the square deific, out of the One advancing, out of the sides; Out of the old and new–out of the…

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Had I The Choice By Walt Whitman

Had I The Choice Had I the choice to tally greatest bards, To limn their portraits, stately, beautiful, and emulate at will, Homer with all…

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Long, Too Long America By Walt Whitman

Long, Too Long America Long, too long America, Traveling roads all even and peaceful you learn’d from joys and prosperity only, But now, ah now,…

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Old Ireland By Walt Whitman

Old Ireland FAR hence, amid an isle of wondrous beauty, Crouching over a grave, an ancient, sorrowful mother, Once a queen–now lean and tatter’d, seated…

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To The Saqi (From Baal-I-Jibreel) By Allama Muhammad Iqbal

To the Saqi (from Baal-i-Jibreel) by Allama Muhammad Iqbal English version by Naeem Siddiqui Original Language Urdu Look! What wonders the spring has wrought! The…

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O Wave! Plunge Headlong Into The Dark Seas (From Baal-I-Jibreel) By Allama Muhammad Iqbal

O wave! Plunge headlong into the dark seas (from Baal-i-Jibreel) by Allama Muhammad Iqbal English version by Naeem Siddiqui Original Language Urdu O wave! Plunge…

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Bright Are Thy Tresses, Brighten Them Even More (From Baal-I-Jibreel) By Allama Muhammad Iqbal

Bright are Thy tresses, brighten them even more (from Baal-i-Jibreel) by Allama Muhammad Iqbal English version by Naeem Siddiqui Original Language Urdu Bright are Thy…

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Selfhood Can Demolish The Magic Of This World (From Baal-I-Jibreel) By Allama Muhammad Iqbal

Selfhood can demolish the magic of this world (from Baal-i-Jibreel) by Allama Muhammad Iqbal English version by Naeem Siddiqui Original Language Urdu Selfhood can demolish…

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O Cup-Bearer Give Me Again That Wine Of Love For Thee (From Baal-I-Jibreel) By Allama Muhammad Iqbal

O Cup-bearer Give me again that wine of love for Thee (from Baal-i-Jibreel) by Allama Muhammad Iqbal English version by Naeem Siddiqui Original Language Urdu…

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The Secret Divine My Ecstasy Has Taught (From Baal-I-Jibreel) By Allama Muhammad Iqbal

The secret divine my ecstasy has taught (from Baal-i-Jibreel) by Allama Muhammad Iqbal English version by Naeem Siddiqui Original Language Urdu The secret divine my…

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To Linger In A Garden Fair By Shams Al-Din Hafiz Shiraz

To Linger In A Garden Fair MIRTH, Spring, to linger in a garden fair, What more has earth to give? All ye that wait, Where…

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True Love By Shams Al-Din Hafiz Shiraz

True Love TRUE love has vanished from every heart; What has befallen all lovers fair? When did the bonds of friendship part?- What has befallen…

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Where Is My Ruined Life By Shams Al-Din Hafiz Shiraz

Where Is My Ruined Life WHERE is my ruined life, and where the fame Of noble deeds? Look on my long-drawn road, and whence it…

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Will Beat You Up By Shams Al-Din Hafiz Shiraz

Will Beat You Up Jealousy And most all of your sufferings Are from believing You know better than God. Of course, Such a special brand…

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Wild Deer By Shams Al-Din Hafiz Shiraz

Wild Deer Where are you O Wild Deer? I have known you for a while, here. Both loners, both lost, both forsaken The wild beast,…

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With Madness Like To Mine By Shams Al-Din Hafiz Shiraz

With Madness Like To Mine NOT one is filled with madness like to mine In all the taverns! my soiled robe lies here, There my…

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Arise And Fill A Golden Goblet By Shams Al-Din Hafiz Shiraz

Arise And Fill A Golden Goblet Arise! and fill a golden goblet up Until the wine of pleasure overflow, Before into thy skull’s pale empty…

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Absolutely Clear By Shams Al-Din Hafiz Shiraz

Absolutely Clear Don’t surrender your loneliness So quickly. Let it cut more deep. Let it ferment and season you As few human Or even divine…

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Arise O Cup- Bearer By Shams Al-Din Hafiz Shiraz

Arise O Cup- Bearer ARISE, oh Cup-bearer, rise! and bring To lips that are thirsting the bowl they praise, For it seemed that love was…

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Bold Souls By Shams Al-Din Hafiz Shiraz

Bold Souls O nightingale! Bewail if my love thou desire. For, we are weeping lovers; yet, tear is our task dire. Where bloweth a perfumed…

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Bitter Dolor By Shams Al-Din Hafiz Shiraz

Bitter Dolor In its beak, a nightingale had a roseleaf of exquisite color And on that pleasant food, it nourished on some bitter dolor I…

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Bring Perfumes Sweet To Me By Shams Al-Din Hafiz Shiraz

Bring Perfumes Sweet To Me FROM out the street of So-and-So, Oh wind, bring perfumes sweet to me For I am sick and pale with…

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Brings Me Hope By Shams Al-Din Hafiz Shiraz

Brings Me Hope WHAT drunkenness is this that brings me hope– Who was the Cup-bearer, and whence the wine? That minstrel singing with full voice…

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Cypress And Tulip By Shams Al-Din Hafiz Shiraz

Cypress And Tulip Cypress and Tulip and sweet Eglantine, Of these the tale from lip to lip is sent; Washed by three cups, oh Saki,…

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Ghazal 03 By Shams Al-Din Hafiz Shiraz

Ghazal 03 That beautiful Shirazi Turk, took control and my heart stole, I’ll give Samarkand & Bukhara, for her Hindu beauty mole. O wine-bearer bring…

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Drops Of His Heart’s Blood By Shams Al-Din Hafiz Shiraz

Drops Of His Heart’s Blood THE nightingale with drops of his heart’s blood Had nourished the red rose, then came a wind, And catching at…

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From The Garden Of Heaven By Shams Al-Din Hafiz Shiraz

From The Garden Of Heaven FROM the garden of Heaven a western breeze Blows through the leaves of my garden of earth; With a love…

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Ghazal 02 By Shams Al-Din Hafiz Shiraz

Ghazal 02 Where is sensible action, & my insanity whence? See the difference, it is from where to whence. From the church & hypocritical vestments,…

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Ghazal 01 By Shams Al-Din Hafiz Shiraz

Ghazal 01 O beautiful wine-bearer, bring forth the cup and put it to my lips Path of love seemed easy at first, what came was…

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Ghazal 12 By Shams Al-Din Hafiz Shiraz

Ghazal 12 The bright moon reflects your radiant face Your snowcapped cheekbones supply water of grace My heavy heart desires an audience with your face…

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Ghazal 51 By Shams Al-Din Hafiz Shiraz

Ghazal 51 My eyes drown in tears, yet thirst for but one chance I’ll give away my whole life, for Beloved, but one glance. Be…

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Ghazal 35 By Shams Al-Din Hafiz Shiraz

Ghazal 35 Keep to your own affairs, why do you fault me? My heart has fallen in love, what has befallen thee? In the center…

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Ghazal 22 By Shams Al-Din Hafiz Shiraz

Ghazal 22 When you hear the lovers’ words, think them not a mistake You don’t recognize these words, the error must be your take. The…

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