Tripping over joy

20 Apr 2022 | Believers | 0 comments

What is the difference

Between your experience of Existence

And that of a saint?


The saint knows that the spiritual path

Is a sublime chess game with God


And that the Beloved

Has just a Fantastic Move


That the saint is now continually

Tripping over Joy

And bursting out in Laughter

And saying, ‘I surrender!’


Whereas, my dear,

I am afraid you still think

You have a thousand serious moves.


Hafiz (c.1320-89).

Notes from the Compiler


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