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Arts & Culture > Poetry & Prose > If it is Not Too Dark ~ Hafiz
 

If it is Not Too Dark ~ Hafiz





If It Is Not Too
Dark
 
Go for a walk, if it is not too dark.
Get some fresh air,
try to smile.
Say something kind
To a safe-looking stranger, if one
happens by.
Always exercise your heart's knowing.
You
might as well attempt something real
Along this path:
Take your
spouse or lover into your arms
The way you did when you first met.
Let
tenderness pour from your eyes
The way the Sun gazes warmly on the
earth.
Play a game with some children.
Extend yourself to a
friend.
Sing a few ribald songs to your pets and plants -
Why not let them
get drunk and wild!
Let's toast
Every rung we've climbed on
Evolution's ladder.
Whisper, "I love you! I love you!"
To the whole mad
world.
 Let's stop reading about God -
We will never understand
Him.
 Jump to your feet, wave your fists,
Threaten and warn the
whole Universe
That your heart can no longer live
Without real
love!
 
~ Hafiz ~

 

 

(I Heard God Laughing -
Renderings of Hafiz by Daniel Ladinsky)

posted on Dec 31, 2008 7:18 AM ()

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