Poem Hafiz

That Is The Whole Idea!


Fire has a love for itself-

It wants to keep burning.


It is like a woman

Who is at last making love

To the person she most desires.


Find a Master who is like the Sun.


Go to His house

In the middle of the night.


Smash a window.

Act like a great burglar.

Jump in.


Now,

Gather all your courage-


Throw yourself into His bed!

He will probably kill you.


Fantastic-

That's the whole idea!

This poem is found in the book "I heard God Laughing" poems of Hope and Joy.

Renderings of HAFIZ by Daniel Ladinsky