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Sharing a Hafiz Poem from the book The Gift, translated by Daniel Ladinsku

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  • coronaborealis444
    IF THE FALLING OF A HOOF If the falling of a hoof Ever rings the temple bells, If a lonely man s final scream Before he hangs himself And the nightingale s
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      IF THE FALLING OF A HOOF
       
      If the falling of a hoof
      Ever rings the temple bells,
       
      If a lonely man's final scream
      Before he hangs himself
       
      And the nightingale's perfect lyric
      Of happiness
      All become an equal cause to dance,
       
      Then the Sun has at last parted
      Its curtain before you -
       
      God has stopped playing child's games
      With your mind
      And dragged you backstage by
      The hair,
       
      Shown to you the only possible
      Reason
       
      For this bizarre and spectacular
      Existence.
       
      Go running through the streets
      Creating divine chaos,
       
      Make everyone and yourself ecstatically mad
      For the Friends beautiful open arms.
       
      Go running through this world
      Giving love, giving love,
       
      If the falling of a hoof upon this earth
      Ever rings the
      Temple
      Bell.
       
      ~ Hafiz ~
       
       
      (The Gift - versions of Hafiz by Daniel Ladinsky)
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