wow hafiz

3 poems by Hafiz:


Where does the real poetry come from?

From the amorous sighs
In this moist dark when making love
With form or Spirit.

Where does poetry live?

In the eye that says, “Wow Wee,”
In the overpowering felt splendor
Every same mind knows
When it realizes – our life dance
Is only for a few magic

From the heart saying,

“I am so damn


two birds hafiz

I Saw Two Birds

Both our mouths
Can fit upon this flute I carry.

My music will sound
So much sweeter that way

With your breath and my breath
Poking each other in the ribs
And kissing.

I saw two birds on a limb this morning
Laughing with the sun.
They reminded me of how
We will one day exist.

My dear,
Keep thinking about God,
Keep thinking about the Beloved
and soon our nest will be the
Whole firmament.

Forget about all your desires for truth,
We have gone far beyond that.
For now it is just –
Pure need.

Both our hearts are meant to sing.
Both our souls are destined to touch
And kiss

Upon this holy flute
God carries.



The Foundation For Greatness

Is always but upon this foundation:
The ability
To appear, speak, and act
As the most

The Gift – Hafiz & Daniel Ladinsky

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