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"Awake Awhile", by Hafiz


It does not have to be Forever, Right Now.

One Step upon the Sky's soft skirt Would be enough.

Hafiz, Awake awhile Just one True moment of Love Will last for days.

Rest all your elaborate plans and tactics for Knowing Him, For they are all just frozen spring buds Far, So far from Summer's Divine Gold.

Awake, my dear. Be kind to your sleeping heart. Take it out into the vast fields of Light And let it breathe.

Say, "Love, Give me back my wings, Lift me, Lift me nearer."

Say to the sun and the moon, Say to our dear Friend,

"I will take You up now, Beloved, On that wonderful Dance You promised!"


#poetry #hafiz

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