Sunday, October 26, 2014

There could be holy fallout

These days when I don't have many words of my own, thanks, Hafez.  I run into you at just the right moments.



We are often in battle.
So often defending every side of the fort,
it may seem, all alone.

Sit down, my dear,
take a few deep breaths,
think about a loyal friend.
Where is your music,
your pet, a brush?

Surely one who has lasted as long as you
knows some avenue or place inside
that can give a sweet respite.

If you cannot slay your panic,
then say within
as convincingly as you can,
It is all God’s will!

Now pick up your life again.
Let whatever is out there
come charging in,
Laugh and spit into the air,
there could be holy fallout.

Throw those ladders like tiny match sticks
with just phantoms upon them
who might be trying to scale your heart.

Your love has an eloquent tone.
The sky and I want to hear it!

If you still feel helpless
give our battle cry again,

Hafez
has shouted it a myriad times,
It is all,
It is all the Beloved’s will!

What is that luminous rain I see
all around you in the future
Sweeping in from the east plain?

It looks like, 
O it looks like
Holy fallout
filling your mouth and palms
with Joy!