How Could a Lover Fall?by Hafiz (Daniel Ladinsky)
Original Language English
What could have caused your grip to weaken
that allowed creation to be?
How could a lover fall to his death
from the arms of infinite
How active you are in the mind sustaining such a great wall
that the sun can cast a frightening shadow
the world believes.
No one has ever really known sadness. No real God
would ever allow pain.
How then can a heart feel it is broken and in need
if we are held in the arms of infinite
That mirror you (God) stand before --
we need to gaze into it also.
That name you called Beloved
as I fell from your lips --
because I did not quite
so tell me again dear One
|-- from Love Poems from God: Twelve Sacred Voices from the East and West, Translated by Daniel Ladinsky|
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