One of the great poets from the Persian Middle-Ages, Hafiz is widely respected for his fresh imagery and mystical insights. This translation comes from the book, Love Poems from God.

Startled by God

 

Not like

a lone beautiful bird

these poems now rise in great white flocks

startled by God breaking a branch

when His foot touches

earth near

me.

 

Hafiz - 1320 -1389

 

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