Category: Poems


The hidden Sweetness

There’s hidden sweetness in the stomach’s emptiness. We are lutes, no more, no less. If the soundbox is stuffed full of anything, no music. If the brain and belly are burning clean with fasting, ...


The Pearl

Nothing tyrannizes the heart of a sufi. What strikes the oyster shell does not damage the pearl. Rumi


The Rain

Raise your words, not voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder. Rumi



Laughter What is Laughter? What is Laughter? It is God waking up! O it is God waking up! It is the sun poking it sweet head out From behind a cloud You have been...


The silence

Love comes with a knife, not some shy question, and not with fears for its reputation! I say these things disinterestedly. Accept them in kind. Love is a madman, working his wild schemes, tearing...


Don’t surrender to loneliness

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.

 Something missing in my heart tonight

 has made my...


The Subject tonight is Love

The subject tonight is Love. And for tomorrow night as well. As a matter of fact I know of no better topic For us to discuss Until we all Die! Hafiz


In a Handful of God

In a Handful of God Poetry reveals that there is no empty space. When your truth forsakes its shyness, When your fears surrender to your strengths, You will begin to experience That all existence...


The old sweet beggar

This Path to God Made me such an old sweet beggar. I was starving until one night My love tricked God Himself To fall into my bowl. Now Hafiz is infinitely rich, But all...


The right place

  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 sky, The Beloved has bowed...