Wednesday, December 5, 2012


Cattails by paynehollow
Cattails, a photo by paynehollow on Flickr.

Some quotes from the Persian poet, Hafiz...

Fear is the cheapest room in the house.
I would like to see you living
In better conditions...

Sometimes I say to a poem,

"I don't have the strength
To wring out another drop
Of the sun."

And the poem will often

By climbing onto a barroom table:

Then lifts its skirt, winks,
Causing the whole sky to

Don't surrender your loneliness so quickly. Let it cut you more deep. Let it ferment and season you as few humans and even divine ingredients can. Something missing in my heart tonight has made my eyes so soft, my voice so tender, my need for God absolutely clear...

now is the season to know that everything you do is sacred

Path to God
Made me such an old sweet beggar.

I was starving until one night
My love tricked God Himself
To fall into my bowl.

Now Hafiz is infintely rich,
But all I ever want to do

Is keep emptying out
My emerald-filled

This tear-stained

The words you speak become the house you live in.

Happy Holiday Season, everyone!

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