Hafiz’s poem, God Pours Light, awakens the soul and frees the mind from debating words about it

GOD POURS LIGHT

God
pours light
into every cup,
quenching darkness.

The proudly pious
stuff their cups with parchment
and critique the taste of ink

while God pours light

and the trees lift their limbs
without worry of redemption,
every blossom a chalice.

Hafiz, seduce those withered souls
with words that wet their parched lips

as light
pours like rain
into every empty cup
set adrift on the Infinite Ocean.

~ Hafiz ~

(Interpretive version of Ghazal 11 by Jose Orez)

See more profound poems by Hafiz posted on this blog.

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8 Responses to “Hafiz’s poem, God Pours Light, awakens the soul and frees the mind from debating words about it”

  1. Judy Mayfield Says:

    Beautiful Kenny, just beautiful! Judy Mayfield

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    Beautiful description of GC.

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