Heart Happy (cathy_edgett) wrote,
Heart Happy
cathy_edgett

perspective -



This morning I am with the melting of the glaciers and a discussion on aging and death, and then, I come to this poem.



IF THE FALLING OF A HOOF

If the falling of a hoof
Ever rings the temple bells,

If a lonely man's final scream
Before he hangs himself

And the nightingale's perfect lyric
Of happiness
All become an equal cause to dance,

Then the Sun has at last parted
Its curtain before you -

God has stopped playing child's games
With your mind
And dragged you backstage by
The hair,

Shown to you the only possible
Reason

For this bizarre and spectacular
Existence.

Go running through the streets
Creating divine chaos,

Make everyone and yourself ecstatically mad
For the Friends beautiful open arms.

Go running through this world
Giving love, giving love,

If the falling of a hoof upon this earth
Ever rings the
Temple
Bell.


~ Hafiz ~


(The Gift - versions of Hafiz by Daniel Ladinsky)
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