At The Break Of Dawn From Sorrows I Was Saved By Hafiz Shirazi

At the break of dawn from sorrows I was saved
In the dark night of the Soul, drank the elixir I craved.
Ecstatic, my soul was radiant, bright,
Sanctified cup of my life, drunk I behaved.
O, what exalted sunrise, what glorious night
That holy night, to the New Life was enslaved.
From now on, in the mirror, O what a sight
The mirror, glory of my soul, proclaimed and raved.
Wonder not if I am bathed in heart’s delight
I deserved and was given, though may have seemed depraved.
Angelic voice brought news of my God-given right
My patience is the fruit of hardships that I braved.
Sweet nectar drips from my lips, as my words take their flight
Beloved, my sweetheart, upon my soul patiently had engraved.
‘T was Hafiz, divinely inspired that I attained such height
It was God’s mercy that time’s sorrows for me waived.
© Shahriar Shahriari
Los Angeles, Ca
March 28, 1999
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دوش وقـت سحر از غصه نجاتـم دادند
واندر آن ظلمت شـب آب حیاتـم دادند
بیخود از شعشـعـه پرتو ذاتـم کردند
باده از جام تـجـلی صـفاتـم دادند
چه مبارک سحری بود و چه فرخنده شبی
آن شـب قدر که این تازه براتـم دادند
بـعد از این روی من و آینه وصف جـمال
کـه در آن جا خبر از جلوه ذاتـم دادند
من اگر کامروا گشتم و خوشدل چه عجب
مستـحـق بودم و این‌ها به زکاتم دادند
هاتـف آن روز به من مژده این دولت داد
کـه بدان جور و جفا صبر و ثباتـم دادند
این همه شهد و شکر کز سخنم می‌ریزد
اجر صبریسـت کز آن شاخ نباتـم دادند
همـت حافـظ و انفاس سحرخیزان بود
کـه ز بـند غـم ایام نـجاتـم دادند
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