Loneliness

It’s time for a change of pace!

Here is one of my favorite poems from the 14th-century Persian mystic and poet, Hafiz of Shiraz:

Don’t surrender your loneliness
So quickly.
Let it cut more deep.

Let it ferment and season you
As few human
Or even divine ingredients can.
 
Something missing in my heart tonight
Has made my eyes so soft,
My voice
So tender,
 
My need of God
Absolutely
Clear.
 
__________________________________
This copyrighted translation is by Daniel Ladinsky who entitles it Absolutely Clear. You may find it in his collection of 60 Hafiz poems, The Subject Tonight is Love, Pumpkin House Press, North Myrtle Beach, SC., 1996, p 50.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s