Monday, June 14, 2010

Hafiz: In a Tree House


I am grateful to Michael Meade, who first introduced
me to many things, ... including Hafiz ...


In a Tree House

Light
Will someday split you open
Even if your life is now a cage,

For a divine seed, the crown of destiny,
Is hidden and sown on an ancient, fertile plain
You hold the title to.

Love will surely bust you wide open
Into an unfettered, blooming new galaxy

Even if your mind is now
A spoiled mule.

A life-giving radiance will come,
The Friend's gratuity will come -

O look again within yourself,
For I know you were once the elegant host
To all the marvels in creation.

From a sacred crevice in your body
A bow rises each night
And shoots your soul into God.

Behold the Beautiful Drunk Singing One
From the lunar vantage point of love.

He is conducting the affairs
of the whole universe

While throwing wild parties
In a tree house - on a limb
In your heart.

~ Hafiz

from The Subject Tonight Is Love:
60 Wild and Sweet Poems of Hafiz


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