Spiritual sustenance, naturally.

Twice recently this poem from Hafiz has come to me from friends, which has led me to share it here. Rain and light. Beautiful.



pours light

into every cup,

quenching darkness.

The proudly pious

stuff their cups with parchment

and critique the taste of ink

while God pours light

and the trees lift their limbs

without worry of redemption,

every blossom a chalice.

Hafiz, seduce those withered souls

with words that wet their parched lips

as light

pours like rain

into every empty cup

set adrift on the Infinite Ocean. ~ Hafiz ~

Photo by Seth Rockmuller

Comments on: "Every Blossom a Chalice" (2)

  1. I like this Hafiz woman. Is she Celtic?

    michael j


    • Michael J.,
      Hafiz (or Hafez) was Khwajeh Shams al-Din Muhammad Hafez-e Shirazi, a Persian (Iranian) mystic and poet. He is sometimes credited as “Hafiz” or “Hafiz of Shiraz”. Great stuff, along with Rumi and Rabi’a (who was a woman).


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