Reverence

by Hafiz (Daniel Ladinsky)


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Because
There is nothing
Outside of my Master's body

I try
To show reverence
To all things.

Because
There is nothing
Inside of my Master's body

I am saved
From all reason
And surrender understanding.

No wonder, Hafiz,
It has been
Unusual

For a smile to forsake
You!

-- from The Gift: Poems by Hafiz the Great Sufi Master, by Daniel Ladinsky

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Reverence