Would You Think It Odd? Would you think it odd if Hafiz said,
"I am in love with every church
And anny kind of shrine
Because I know it is there
That the 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
About your every thought and yearning
Because, my dear,
That it is through these
That you search for Him.
How Does It Feel to Be a Heart? (Hafiz)
Once a young woman asked me,
"How does it feel to be a man?"
And I replied,
I am not so sure."
Then she said,
"Well, aren't you a man?"
And this time I rep[lied,
"I view gender
As a beautiful animal
That people often take for a walk on a leash
And might enter in some odd contest
To try to win strange prizes.
A better question for Hafiz
Would have been,
'How does it feel to be a heart?'
For all I know is Love,
And I find my heart Infinite
Persian poet, Shamseddin Mohammad Hafiz:
It is this time and this place that matter--not some other time or place. What matters is here and now - ~ - the people here and now.