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QUIET - Rebecca Emmons Lambert

 

I am sharing my enjoyment this morning of two more perspectives  on God, boats and laughter written in the poetry of Hafiz.

“Two Giant Fat People
By Hafiz

God and I have become like two giant fat people living in a tiny boat;

we keep bumping into each other and

l
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g
h
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g
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“Barely One You Wish To Harm
by Hafiz

There are only so many people you can carry in your your small boat before their weight sinks you.

A hundred you can carry whom you love. But barely one you wish to harm.”

 

Poetry from:  A Year With Hafiz Daily Contemplations by Daniel Ladinsky

Photography by Rebecca Emmons Lambert

 

 

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Love a Laugh

In honor of laughing, I share Snoopy and Hafiz with you today.

 

Hafiz

 

Jealous Hearing Someone Laugh
by Hafiz

“Have you ever felt jealous hearing someone laugh? And then began to think to yourself,

‘Why am I so caught in the world’s snare? Why don’t I know right now the freedom in other voices when their spirit like an arrow takes flight above the hour’s concern?’

But the heart’s laughter is never there to taunt another, especially if the other is feeling low.

Real laughter is a waving, a beckoning, a message, a calling to all that says,

‘Over here, come over here for a minute…where things look so different, and you can have more fun!’ “

 

Source:  A Year with Hafiz Daily Contemplations  by Daniel Ladinsky

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