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All this time
The Sun never says to the Earth,

"You owe me."

What happens
With a love like that,
It lights the whole sky.”
“I wish I could show you when you are lonely or in darkness the astonishing light of your own being.”
Earth would die
If the sun stopped kissing her.”
حافظ, The Gift
“Ever since happiness heard your name, it has been running through the streets trying to find you.”
“For a day, just for one day,
Talk about that which disturbs no one
And bring some peace into your
Beautiful eyes.”
حافظ, The Subject Tonight Is Love: 60 Wild and Sweet Poems of Hafiz
“There are different wells within your heart.
Some fill with each good rain,
Others are far too deep for that.

In one well
You have just a few precious cups of water,
That "love" is literally something of yourself,
It can grow as slow as a diamond
If it is lost.

Your love
Should never be offered to the mouth of a
Only to someone
Who has the valor and daring
To cut pieces of their soul off with a knife
Then weave them into a blanket
To protect you.

There are different wells within us.
Some fill with each good rain,
Others are far, far too deep
For that.”
حافظ, The Divan
“For I have learned that every heart will get
What it prays for
حافظ, The Subject Tonight Is Love: 60 Wild and Sweet Poems of Hafiz
“What we speak becomes the house we live in.”
“Fear is the cheapest room in the house.
I would like to see you living
In better conditions.”
“This place where you are right now,
God circled on a map for you.”
“I caught the happy virus last night
When I was out singing beneath the stars.
It is remarkably contagious -
So kiss me.”
حافظ, The Subject Tonight Is Love: 60 Wild and Sweet Poems of Hafiz
“It happens all the time in heaven,
And some day

It will begin to happen
Again on earth -

That men and women who are married,
And men and men who are

And women and women
Who give each other

Often will get down on their knees

And while so tenderly
Holding their lover's hand,

With tears in their eyes,
Will sincerely speak, saying,

My dear,
How can I be more loving to you;

How can I be more kind?”
حافظ, The Subject Tonight Is Love: 60 Wild and Sweet Poems of Hafiz
“This is the kind of Friend
You are -
Without making me realize
My soul's anguished history,
You slip into my house at night,
And while I am sleeping,
You silently carry off
All my suffering and sordid past
In Your beautiful
“Your heart and my heart
are very, very old friends.”
“And the sun and the moon sometimes argue over who will tuck me in at night. If you think I am having more fun than anyone on this planet, you are absolutely correct.”
tags: fun, moon, sun
“The heart is a
The thousand-stringed instrument

That can only be tuned with
حافظ, The Gift
“I should not make any promises right now,
But I know if you
Somewhere in this world -
Something good will happen.”
“Let's get loose

Let's drown in the delicious
Ambience of
حافظ, The Gift
“One regret, dear world,
That I am determined not to have
When I am lying on my deathbed
Is that
I did not kiss you enough. a”
“This sky where we live is no place to lose your wings so love, love, love.”
“Listen: this world is the lunatic's sphere,
Don't always agree it's real,

Even with my feet upon it
And the postman knowing my door

My address is somewhere else.”
حافظ, The Gift
“I have no use for divine patience -
My lips are now burning and everywhere.
I am running from every corner of this earth and sky
Wanting to kiss you.”
حافظ, The Subject Tonight Is Love: 60 Wild and Sweet Poems of Hafiz
“Don't surrender your loneliness so quickly. Let it cut you more deep. Let it ferment and season you as few humans and even divine ingredients can. Something missing in my heart tonight has made my eyes so soft, my voice so tender, my need for God absolutely clear.”
“The moon asked me to meet her in a field tonight. I think she has amorous ideas.”
“In many parts of this world water is
Scarce and precious.
People sometimes have to walk
A great distance
Then carry heavy jugs upon their
Because of our wisdom, we will travel
Far for love.
All movement is a sign of
Most speaking really says
"I am hungry to know you."
Every desire of your body is holy;
Every desire of your body is
Dear one,
Why wait until you are dying
To discover that divine
حافظ, The Subject Tonight Is Love: 60 Wild and Sweet Poems of Hafiz
“‎"Stay close to any sounds that make you glad you are alive.”
“There is a Beautiful Creature
Living in a hole you have dug.

So at night
I set fruit and grains
And little pots of wine and milk
Besides your soft earthen mounds,

And I often sing.

But still, my dear,
You do not come out.

I have fallen in love with Someone
Who hides inside you.

We should talk about this problem--

I will never leave you alone.”
حافظ, I Heard God Laughing: Poems of Hope and Joy
“My dear,
Is it true that your mind is sometimes like a battering

Running all through the city,
Shouting so madly inside and out

About the ten thousand things
That do not matter?”
حافظ, The Subject Tonight Is Love: 60 Wild and Sweet Poems of Hafiz
“The words you speak become the house you live in.”
“what is this precious love and laughter budding in our hearts? It is the glorious sound of a soul waking up!”

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