Saturday, December 6, 2014

Hafiz: "Every Movement"

                                   I rarely let the word “No” escape
                                   From my mouth
                                   Because it is plain to my soul
                                   That God has shouted “Yes! Yes! Yes!”
                                   To every luminous movement in existence.

"Every Movement" by Hafiz. Text as published in I Heard God Laughing: Renderings of Hafiz (Sufism Reoriented, 1996). Purported to be translated from the original Persian (Farsi) by Daniel Ladinsky.

Please note that Ladinsky's "translations" are controversial, considered by many to be less Hafiz than Ladinsky himself.

Art credit: "Umbrella," image by unknown photographer.


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