You are the sun in drag.
You are God hiding from yourself.
Remove all the “mine”—that is the veil.
Why ever worry about
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
Sweetheart, O sweetheart
You are God in
Please note that Ladinsky's "translations" are controversial, considered by many to be less Hafiz than Ladinsky himself.
Photography credit: "Hidden Sun," by biglaur (originally color).