A Crystal Rim

A Crystal Rim The Earth Lifts its glass to the sun And light — light Is poured. A bird Comes and sits on a crystal…

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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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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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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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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. Hits:…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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