A Root in Each Act and Creature
The sun’s eyes are painting fields again.
Its lashes with expert strokes
Are sweeping across the land.
A great palette of light has embraced
Hafiz, if just a little clay and water
Mixed in His bowl
Can yield such exquisite scents, sights,
Music–and whirling forms–
What unspeakable wonders must await with
The commencement of unfolding
Of the infinite number of petals
That are the
What excitement will renew your body
When we all begin to see
That His heart resides in
God has a root in each act and creature
That He draws His mysterious
Divine life from.
His eyes are painting fields again.
The Beloved with His own hands is tending,
Raising like a precious child,
*translated by Daniel Ladinsky