Hafiz of Persia Quotes
I think not, my dear.
For as you talk of God,
I see great parades with wildly colorful bands
Streaming from your mind and heart,
Carrying wonderful and secret messages
To every corner of this world.
I see saints bowing in the mountains
Hundreds of miles away
To the wonder of sounds
That break into light
From your most common words.
In better conditions.
Ever open its heart
And give to this world
All its beauty?
It felt the encouragement of light
Against its being,
We all remain
Let it cut more deeply
Let it ferment and season you
As few human or divine ingredients can.
People who need to love, because
Love is the soul's life,
Love is simply creation's greatest joy.
And for tomorrow night as well,
As a matter of fact
I know of no better topic
For us to discuss
Until we all die!
Without making me realize
My soul’s anguished history,
You slip into my house at night,
And while I am sleeping,
You silently carry off
All my suffering and sordid past
In Your beautiful
Should never be offered to the mouth of a
Only to someone
Who has the valor and daring
To cut pieces of their soul off with a knife
Then weave them into a blanket
To protect you.
And tends the garden of the heart’s desire
When love mocks, ruby tears fall heavy as pomegranates
And when love looks, it sees your deepest mystery.
Love seeks out the tears of hidden hearts
And turns not from the Lovers of the Dawn.
Is there a remedy for the pain of love?
Or is it too unbearable for thought?
One taste of the medicine
And you will realise just how sick you have been.
Those who plead in the defence of love
In love’s judgement shall find grace
And to that court, Hafiz
May your heart fly…
The sun never says to the earth,
"You owe me."
Look what happens with
A love like that.
It lights the whole sky.
Still calls to you.
I know those habits that can ruin your life
Still send their invitations.
But you are with the Friend now
And look so much stronger.
You can stay that way
And even bloom!...
Learn to recognize the counterfeit coins
That may buy you just a moment of pleasure,
Buyt then drag you for days
Like a broken man
Behind a farting camel...
O keep squeezing drops of the Sun
From your prayers and work and music
And from your companions' beautiful laughter
And from the most insignificant movements
Of your own holy body.
Now, sweet one,
Cast all your votes for dancing!
Because this is a food
Our starving world
Because that is the purest
I always keep a secret.
All my words
Are sung outside Her window,
For when She lets me in
I take a thousand oaths of silence.
Then She says,
O, then God says,
"What the hell, Hafiz,
Why not give the whole world