It’s April Fools’ Day – a good day to awaken from a huge hoax. Hafiz spells it out.
– – –
You are the sun in drag.
You are God hiding from yourself.
Remove all the “mine”— that is the veil.
Why ever worry about
Listen to what your friend Hafiz
knows for certain:
the appearance of this world
is a Magi’s brilliant trick, though its affairs are
nothing into nothing.
You are a divine elephant with amnesia
trying to live in an ant
Sweetheart, O sweetheart
you are God in
The Sun in Drag, by Hafiz, from The Gift: Poems of Hafiz, the Great Sufi Master
Purported to be translated from the original Persian (Farsi) by Daniel Ladinsky.
Image: The Great Sun, by William Blake