Someone Should Start Laughing

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Someone Should Start Laughing

I have a thousand brilliant lies
For the question:

How are you?

I have a thousand brilliant lies
For the question:

What is God?

If you think that the Truth can be known
From words,

If you think that the Sun and the Ocean

Can pass through that tiny opening Called the mouth,

O someone should start laughing!
Someone should start wildly Laughing –Now!

-Hafiz

3 comments:

Circe said...

Wow. That perfectly sums up my feeling (unbeknownst to me) about the other Hafiz poem you posted;

"If you think that the Sun and the Ocean

Can pass through that tiny opening Called the mouth,"

Too profound for words. Thank you for introducing me to Hafiz... !

Liz said...

I have never read this, so beautiful.

betty said...

oh i love this. I've never read it before.