Poems and Phantasms

Posts tagged ‘wonder’

Counting Caterpillars

How many days, do you think

until the hatching happens

and will the yearning end

when the flying finally comes

 

The hunger of the wondering

grows fatter with the waiting

and soon there will not be enough

to feed the dreams upon

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“Deepening the Wonder” ~ Hafiz

Deepening The Wonder
-A poem by Hafiz, translated by Daniel Ladinsky

Death is a favor to us,
But our scales have lost their balance.

The impermanence of the body
Should give us great clarity,
Deepening the wonder in our senses and eyes

Of this mysterious existence we share
And are surely just traveling through.

If I were in the Tavern tonight,
Hafiz would call for drinks

And as the Master poured, I would be reminded
That all I know of life and myself is that

We are just a midair flight of golden wine
Between His Pitcher and His Cup.

If I were in the Tavern tonight,
I would buy freely for everyone in this world

Because our marriage with the Cruel Beauty
Of time and space cannot endure very long.

Death is a favor to us,
But our minds have lost their balance.

The miraculous existence and impermanence of
Form
Always makes the illumined ones
Laugh and sing.

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