The Great Religionsby Hafiz (Daniel Ladinsky)
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Great religions are the
Poets the life
Every sane person I know has jumped
That is good for business
|-- from The Gift: Poems by Hafiz the Great Sufi Master, by Daniel Ladinsky|
/ Image by Erik Hansen /
This is one of my favorite poems by Ladinsky. It winks knowingly at us, inviting us in on the joke. Without saying much, it suggests a lot about the relationship between formal ideas of religion, genuine insight, freedom, and the poetic impulse.
Ready, one, two, three -- JUMP!
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