Quote of the Week: Hafiz

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Photo from Wikipedia: Doublures inside a 19th-century copy of the Divān of Hafez. The front doublure shows Hafez offering his work to a patron. 

A Divine Invitation

You have been invited to meet
The Friend.

No one can resist a Divine Invitation.

That narrows down all of our choices
To just two:

We can come to God
Dressed for Dancing.

Or

Be carried on a stretcher
To God’s Ward.

 
 
Muhammad Hāfez-e Shīrāzī (also known as Hafiz, was a fourteenth century Persian poet.
 
Poem from I Heard God Laughing: Renderings of Hafiz by Daniel Ladinsky
 
 
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