What Happens (Hafiz)

What happens when your soul
Begins to awaken
Your eyes
And your heart
And the cells of your body
To the great Journey of Love?
First there is wonderful laughter
And probably precious tears

And a hundred sweet promises
And those heroic vows
No one can ever keep.
But still God is delighted and amused
You once tried to be a saint.

What happens when your soul
Begins to awake in this world
To our deep need to love
And serve the Friend?

O the Beloved
Will send you
One of His wonderful, wild companions
Like Hafiz.

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This Union

This

Union you want

With the earth and sky,

This union we all need with love,

A golden wing from God’s heart just

Touched the ground,

Now

Step upon it

With your brave sun-vows

And help our eyes

To

Dance!

Hafez (also known as Hafiz), born in the early fourteenth century, is one of the most celebrated Persian poets. Little is known about his life, but he is most widely known and lauded for his ghazals. He died in 1390.

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