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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2007 9:11 pm    Post subject: So Many Gifts Reply with quote

So Many Gifts

There are so many gifts
Still unopened from your birthday,
there are so many hand-crafted presents
that have been sent to you by God.
The Beloved does not mind repeating,
"Everything I have is also yours."

Please forgive Hafiz and the Friend
if we break into a sweet laughter
when your heart complains of being thirsty
when ages ago
every cell in your soul
capsized forever
into this infinite golden sea.

Indeed,
a lover's pain is like holding one's breath
too long
in the middle of a vital performance,


in the middle of one of Creation's favorite
songs.

Indeed, a lover's pain is this sleeping,
this sleeping,
when God just rolled over and gave you
such a big good-morning kiss!

There are so many gifts, my dear,
still unopened from your birthday.

O, there are so many hand-crafted presents
that have been sent to your life
from God.




Hafiz
from, The Gift (Page 67)
Translations by Daniel Ladinsky
Published by Penguin Books Ltd.
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ANNA



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2007 4:26 am    Post subject: Re: So Many Gifts Reply with quote

eldberg wrote:
So Many Gifts

There are so many gifts
Still unopened from your birthday,
there are so many hand-crafted presents
that have been sent to you by God.
The Beloved does not mind repeating,
"Everything I have is also yours."

Please forgive Hafiz and the Friend
if we break into a sweet laughter
when your heart complains of being thirsty
when ages ago
every cell in your soul
capsized forever
into this infinite golden sea.

Indeed,
a lover's pain is like holding one's breath
too long
in the middle of a vital performance,


in the middle of one of Creation's favorite
songs.

Indeed, a lover's pain is this sleeping,
this sleeping,
when God just rolled over and gave you
such a big good-morning kiss!

There are so many gifts, my dear,
still unopened from your birthday.

O, there are so many hand-crafted presents
that have been sent to your life
from God.




Hafiz
from, The Gift (Page 67)
Translations by Daniel Ladinsky
Published by Penguin Books Ltd.



....ohhh...i like Hafiz Very Happy indeed

in this fresh summer morning
i really opened a gift
reading this poem... Smile

thanks, 'eldberg' Wink


now here goes another gift from Hafiz





Never Say it is not God - Hafiz


I taste what you taste. I know the kind of lyrics
your Soul most likes. I know which sounds will become
Resplendent in your mind and bring such pleasure
Your feet will jump and whirl.


When anything touches or enters your body
Never say it is not God, for He is
Just trying to get close.


I have no use for divine patience -- my lips are always
Burning and everywhere. I am running from every corner
Of this world and sky wanting to kiss you;


I am every particle of dust and wheat -- you and I
Are ground from His Own Body. I am rioting at your door;
I am spinning in midair like golden falling leaves
Trying to win your glance.


I am sweetly rolling against your walls and your shores

All night, even though you are asleep. I am singing from
The mouths of animals and birds honoring our
Beloved's promise and need: to let
you know the Truth.
My dear, when anything touches or enters your body
Never say it is not God, for He and I are
Just trying to get close to you.


God and I are rushing
From every corner of existence, needing to say,
"We are yours."


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2007 8:06 am    Post subject: Re: So Many Gifts Reply with quote

ANNA wrote:

....ohhh...i like Hafiz Very Happy indeed

in this fresh summer morning
i really opened a gift
reading this poem... Smile

thanks, 'eldberg' Wink


now here goes another gift from Hafiz





Never Say it is not God - Hafiz


I taste what you taste. I know the kind of lyrics
your Soul most likes. I know which sounds will become
Resplendent in your mind and bring such pleasure
Your feet will jump and whirl.


When anything touches or enters your body
Never say it is not God, for He is
Just trying to get close.


I have no use for divine patience -- my lips are always
Burning and everywhere. I am running from every corner
Of this world and sky wanting to kiss you;


I am every particle of dust and wheat -- you and I
Are ground from His Own Body. I am rioting at your door;
I am spinning in midair like golden falling leaves
Trying to win your glance.


I am sweetly rolling against your walls and your shores

All night, even though you are asleep. I am singing from
The mouths of animals and birds honoring our
Beloved's promise and need: to let
you know the Truth.
My dear, when anything touches or enters your body
Never say it is not God, for He and I are
Just trying to get close to you.


God and I are rushing
From every corner of existence, needing to say,
"We are yours."






O, ANNA

Such a beautiful morning-gift

Who can wrap them up in such lovely pictures and colors as you
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ANNA



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2007 1:14 pm    Post subject: Re: So Many Gifts Reply with quote

eldberg wrote:
ANNA wrote:

....ohhh...i like Hafiz Very Happy indeed

in this fresh summer morning
i really opened a gift
reading this poem... Smile

thanks, 'eldberg' Wink


now here goes another gift from Hafiz





Never Say it is not God - Hafiz


I taste what you taste. I know the kind of lyrics
your Soul most likes. I know which sounds will become
Resplendent in your mind and bring such pleasure
Your feet will jump and whirl.


When anything touches or enters your body
Never say it is not God, for He is
Just trying to get close.


I have no use for divine patience -- my lips are always
Burning and everywhere. I am running from every corner
Of this world and sky wanting to kiss you;


I am every particle of dust and wheat -- you and I
Are ground from His Own Body. I am rioting at your door;
I am spinning in midair like golden falling leaves
Trying to win your glance.


I am sweetly rolling against your walls and your shores

All night, even though you are asleep. I am singing from
The mouths of animals and birds honoring our
Beloved's promise and need: to let
you know the Truth.
My dear, when anything touches or enters your body
Never say it is not God, for He and I are
Just trying to get close to you.


God and I are rushing
From every corner of existence, needing to say,
"We are yours."






O, ANNA

Such a beautiful morning-gift

Who can wrap them up in such lovely pictures and colors as you



We have embeded inner sense of

Beauty and Harmony, as gifts

which in fact

IS

Order, Unity, Oneness, Resonance, Music....

This IS so natural...


....and so many gifts.....
Smile
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