Why Aren't We Screaming Drunks?

Thursday, August 5, 2010


Why Aren't We Screaming Drunks?

The sun once glimpsed God's true nature
And has never been the same.

Thus that radiant sphere
Constantly pours its energy
Upon this earth
As does He from behind
The veil.

With a wonderful God like that
Why isn't everyone a screaming drunk?

Hafiz's guess is this:

Any thought that you are better or less
Than another man

Quickly
Breaks the wine
Glass.

-Hafiz
Translated by Daniel Ladinsky

2 comments:

The Yard Sale Girl said...

This picture is beautiful.

Puanani said...

Thank you. I took this at The Huntington Gardens in San Marino, Ca. We lived moments away and I would often go and ramble around the grounds...