Do not

Want to step so quickly

Over a beautiful line on God's palm

As I move through the earth's



I do not want to touch any object in this world

Without my eyes testifying to the truth

That everything is

My Beloved.

Something has happened

To my understanding of existence

That now makes my heart always full of wonder

And kindness.

I do not

Want to step so quickly

Over this sacred place on God's body

That is right beneath your

Own food.

As I

Dance with Precious life


[Copied, without permission, from The Gift - Poems by Hafiz, the Great Sufi Master. Translations by Daniel Ladinsky. Please consider buying this wonderful book and giving it to someone you love.