I bow to God in gratitude,
And I find the moon is also busy
Doing the same.
I bow to God in great happiness,
And I learn from where the suns
And the children
And my heart
All borrow their Light.
I bow to the Friend in deep reverence,
And discover a marvellous secret carried in the air.
This whole Universe is just as blessed
And divinely crazed as I,
And just as lost in this Wonderful Holy Dance.
After such a long, long journey,
God has made another soul Free!
Now all Hafiz wants to do,
Is open a beautiful Tavern
Where this Sacred Wine
Of God’s Truth, Knowledge and Love,
If forever and ever
Freely offered to you.
O bow to God in gratitude,
And some day
You will see how
The moon is also busy doing the same.
Poem by: Muhammad Hafiz Shirazi
Source: “I heard God laughing” Renderings of Hafiz by Daniel Ladinsky