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06 June 2013 @ 01:05 pm
A Suspended Blue Ocean by Hafiz  
A Suspended Blue Ocean

The sky
Is a suspended blue ocean.
The stars are the fish
That swim.

The planets are the white whales
I sometimes hitch a ride on,

And the sun and all light
Have forever fused themselves

Into my heart and upon
My skin.

There is only one rule
On this Wild Playground,

For every sign Hafiz has ever seen
Reads the same.

They all say,

"Have fun, my dear; my dear, have fun,
In the Beloved's Divine
Game,

O, in the Beloved's
Wonderful Game."

by Hafiz, translated by Daniel Ladinsky
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lazyzlazyz on June 6th, 2013 08:14 pm (UTC)
Love Hafiz.


David Policardpolicar on June 7th, 2013 12:00 am (UTC)
This is brilliant.
I feel like I tried to write this poem once and failed.