Why Aren't We Screaming Drunks?

by Hafiz (Daniel Ladinsky)

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The sun once glimpsed God's true nature
And has never been the same.

Thus that radiant sphere
Constantly pours its energy
Upon this earth
As does He from behind
The veil.

With a wonderful God like that
Why isn't everyone a screaming drunk?

Hafiz's guess is this:

Any thought that you are better or less
Than another man

Breaks the wine

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

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