Notes On Hafiz

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Notes On Hafiz

  1. 1. Notes on Hafiz Poems by Hafiz Translation by Sassen Hemmat Response by Kimberlie Robinson
  2. 2. startled by God
  3. 3. <ul><li>unsure of these words </li></ul><ul><li>born of reluctant/fearful/hopeful poet </li></ul><ul><li>Startled yes </li></ul><ul><li>by god </li></ul><ul><li>I do not know </li></ul><ul><li>Young, fledgling </li></ul><ul><li>Not quiet read to fly </li></ul><ul><li>weary </li></ul><ul><li>of </li></ul><ul><li>trusting </li></ul><ul><li>the other/me </li></ul><ul><li>mind / citta klesha filled </li></ul><ul><li>bloated by memory </li></ul><ul><li>of pride induced </li></ul><ul><li>self reliance/exile </li></ul><ul><li>(only me) </li></ul><ul><li>god has often </li></ul><ul><li>Missed </li></ul><ul><li>My hands </li></ul><ul><li>as I fly through the </li></ul><ul><li>air of this </li></ul><ul><li>mental </li></ul><ul><li>trapeze </li></ul>
  4. 4. the sun never says
  5. 5. <ul><li>Opening </li></ul><ul><li>metta </li></ul><ul><li>compassion </li></ul><ul><li>Conditional love? </li></ul><ul><li>Loving despite the conditions </li></ul><ul><li>sun rain </li></ul><ul><li>waters </li></ul><ul><li>& </li></ul><ul><li>pours out </li></ul><ul><li>it’s heart </li></ul><ul><li>a reprieve </li></ul><ul><li>from the burn </li></ul><ul><li>Every and </li></ul><ul><li>forever </li></ul>
  6. 6. love is the funeral pyre
  7. 7. <ul><li>Romeo + Juliet </li></ul><ul><li>Fools </li></ul><ul><li>Suttee </li></ul><ul><li>I would never die </li></ul><ul><li>for love </li></ul><ul><li>but </li></ul><ul><li>i have </li></ul><ul><li>done </li></ul><ul><li>other </li></ul><ul><li>unmentionable </li></ul><ul><li>unthinkable </li></ul><ul><li>things </li></ul><ul><li>Tragedy = Love </li></ul><ul><li>Need not </li></ul>
  8. 8. crooked deals
  9. 9. <ul><li>I tried to leave her </li></ul><ul><li>at the madhouse </li></ul><ul><li>But she followed too </li></ul><ul><li>Closely / latched </li></ul><ul><li>On my right side </li></ul><ul><li>Like dangling shit </li></ul><ul><li>shy </li></ul><ul><li>Have to remember </li></ul><ul><li>To squeeze </li></ul><ul><li>Just a little harder </li></ul><ul><li>Next time </li></ul><ul><li>Or maybe </li></ul><ul><li>Just learn to </li></ul><ul><li>relax </li></ul>

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