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Aug 24

Re-interpret of Hafiz poem from classes 8/22/14

My Eyes So Soft

Do not
Surrender
Your saddnesstomaleswater so quickly.

Rather

Let it move in
and cut more 

Deeply.

Let it ferment and season you
As very few human 
Or even divine ingredients can.

Something is oh so astray
and missing in my heart tonight

This bearing witness
This seeing
Has made my eyes all so soft,

My lonesome voice all
so 

Tender,

My need to feel that sacred touch of Spirit 
Washing all over me all
so
Absolutely

Clear.

Original by Hafiz,
(Sufi Mystic 1320-1390 A.D.)
translation by Daniel Ladinsky

rewrite by John