Thursday, September 10, 2009

It Happens All the Time in Heaven


A Poem by the Fourteenth-century Sufi poet Hafiz


It happens all the time in heaven,
And some day

It will begin to happen
Again on earth –

That men and women who are married,
And men and men who are
Lovers,

And women and women
Who give each other
Light,

Often will get down on their knees

And while so tenderly

Holding their lover’s hand,

With tears in their eyes,

Will sincerely speak, saying,

“My dear, How can I be more loving to you;

How can I be more
Kind?”


- From The Subject Tonight is Love: 60 Wild and Sweet Poems of Hafiz by Daniel Ladinsky.

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