A Poem by Hafiz

You are the sun in drag.
You are God hiding from yourself.
Remove all the “mine”—that is the veil.
Why ever worry about
Anything?

Listen to what your friend Hafiz
Knows for certain:
The appearance of this world
Is a Magi’s brilliant trick, though its affairs are
Nothing into nothing.

You are a divine elephant with amnesia
Trying to live in an ant
Hole.

Sweetheart, O sweetheart
You are God in
Drag!

— Hafiz
(From ‪The Gift: Poems by the Great Sufi Master, as translated by Daniel James Ladinsky)

Published by Healing Journey

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