I’ve been going over my songs that I wrote a while back based on the exquisite poetry of Hafiz.
Yep. Converting them to my ukulele. Actually I’ve been trying to convert them over for many years as well. As i get more comfortable on the ukulele and more determined I am finding ways. We’ll see what happens…
Meanwhile, the poetry of Hafiz is so rich and healing for me. I’m sharing this with you today.
This is the first poem I ever heard of his, that made me go out and get the whole book, the Gift,
where all the ‘Hafiz songs’ I wrote emerged from.
Today love has completely gutted me
I am lying in the market like a fillet fish
Speechless, every desire, every sinew, absolutely silent
But I am still so fresh
Everything is now the same to me…Listen
The touch of a beautiful woman as she lifts me near
Drawing my scent into her body
as she thinks about taking me home
The soft caress of a luminescent fly
Drinking my vital fluids through as strange-shaped flute
The sun lays its radiant gaze upon my cheek
Human voices and the breeze from a passing horses tail
All send miraculous currents through my world
God’s beauty has split me open
Throw hafiz on a scale, wrap me in cloth
and take me home.
Be better than well.