Why I love… Hafiz

Don’t surrender your loneliness
So quickly
Let it cut more deep

Let it ferment and season you
As few human
Or even divine ingredients can.

— Hafiz

Art courtesy: Be Colourful by Shadi Ghadirian


5 thoughts on “Why I love… Hafiz

  1. Oh, there is something about these lines. Pleasure in pain, and things like that. Why do we let it get the better of us? Why wouldn’t it just go away like that, instead of festering within.

    1. That is what this poem is about; it reminds us that escaping is no way to deal with pain or life. Sometimes we must stay with our suffering and not fight it because that IS the way. What makes us believe that we will heal overnight when not even a papercut wound heals instantly? The wound is important. Pay attention to it and learn how not to be wounded again.

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