Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
I hope you did like our first episode of March 2017. This month we will explore the beauty of Persian poetry and especially the poetry by the renown poets Rumi, Hafez (or Hafiz) and Saadi. Yesterday we started with two beautiful poems by Rumi, one of them the name-giver of this month "praise to the emptiness".
Today I have a beautiful poem by Hafez (or Hafiz) for you. Hafez is the most loved poet of Persia, nowadays Iran. Every Iranian can recite his poems and they often use his poem to find an answer on burning questions they have. How does this work? Well ... they pick up one of Hafez's bundles of poetry, ask their question in their mind and than rush through the poem bundle. Than on intuition they stop and than they hope to find their answer in the poem they open up. A strange way to find your answer, but if I can believe the Iranian people ... they always find their answer and try to cope with it and bring it into their lives.
|Hafez (or Hafiz) renown Persian poet and mystic (1326-1390)|
Hafiz, a Sufi poet, expressed in poetry love for the divine, and the intoxicating oneness of union with it. Hafiz, along with many Sufi masters, uses wine as the symbol for love. The intoxication that results from both is why it is such a fitting comparison. Hafiz spoke out about the hypocrisy and deceit that exists in society, and was more outspoken in pointing this out than many poets similar to him.
|Poppies in the late evening / early night (found on flickr)|
|Moonflower or Ipomoea - alba|