This place where you are right now

“This place where you are right now
God circled on a map for you.

Wherever your eyes and arms and heart can move
Against the earth and the sky,
The Beloved has bowed there –

Our beloved has bowed there knowing
You were coming.

I could tell you a priceless secret about
Your real worth, dear pilgrim,

But any unkindness to yourself,
Any confusion about others,

Will keep one
From accepting the grace, the love,

The sublime freedom
Divine knowledge always offers to you.

Never mind, Hafiz, about
The great requirements this path demands
Of the wayfarers,

For your soul is too full of wine tonight
To withhold the wondrous Truth from this world.

But because I am so clever and generous,
I have already clearly woven a resplendent lock
Of his tresses

As a remarkable truth and gift
In this poem for you.”
~Hafiz

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About Maia Rainwood

Owner and Maker at Maia Rainwood Design. Wearable art for wise women, birth keepers, witches, and world-builders.
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3 Responses to This place where you are right now

  1. Nisaa says:

    That is gorgeous. Thank you for sharing. I have to admit though, because your blog is right after ‘The Bloggess’ in my Reader, I misread one line as “For your soul is too full of TWINE tonight” And I just got new glasses. And I really can’t picture my Kia Soul (that’s my car) full of twine. But I like the original line better. Honest.

  2. Marilyn says:

    I like it! Thanks!

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