Heart Happy (cathy_edgett) wrote,
Heart Happy
cathy_edgett

I love this one!!





LOUSY AT MATH
 
Once a group of thieves stole a rare diamond
Larger than a goose egg.
 
Its value could have easily bought
One thousand horses
 
And two thousand acres
Of the most fertile land in Shiraz.
 
The thieves got drunk that night
To celebrate their great haul,
 
But during the course of the evening
The effects of the liquor
And their mistrust of each other grew to such
An extent
 
They decided to divide the stone into pieces.
Of course then the Priceless became lost.
 
Most everyone is lousy at math
And does that to God -
 
Dissects the Indivisible One,
 
By thinking, saying,
"This is my Beloved, he looks like this
And acts like that,
How could that moron over there
Really
Be
God."
 
~ Hafiz ~
 
 
(The Gift -- versions of Hafiz by Daniel Ladinsky)


 
 
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