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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.


Gather all your courage-

Throw yourself into His bed!

He will probably kill you.


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 


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