Will some day split you open
Even if your life is now a cage,
For a divine seed, the crown of destiny,
is hidden and sown on an ancient fertile plain
You hold the title to
Love will surely bust you wide open into
An unfettered blooming new galaxy
Even if your mind is now
A spoiled mule
A life giving radiance will come,
The friend’s gratuity will come—
Oh, look again within yourself,
For I know you were once the elegant host
To all the marvels in creation.
From a sacred crevice in your body
A bow rises each night
And shoots your soul into God.
Behold the Beautiful Drunk Singing One
From the lunar vantage point of love.
He’s conducting the affairs
Of the whole universe
While throwing wild parties
In a tree house— on a limb,
In your heart.
by Hafiz, translated by
DANIEL LADINSKY in The Subject Tonight is Love