not all who wander are lost

not all who wander are lost

Monday, July 30, 2007


Would You Think It Odd?

Would you think it odd if Hafiz said,

"I am in love with every church
And mosque
And temple
And any kind of shrine

Because I know it is there
That people say the different names
Of the One God."

Would you tell your friends
I was a bit strange if I admitted

I am indeed in love with every mind
and heart and body.

O I am sincerely
Plumb crazy
About your every thought and yearning
And limb

Because, my dear,
I know
That it is through these

That you search for Him.

from I Heard God Laughing, Poems of Hope and Joy
Renderings of Hafiz by Daniel Ladinsky

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