A Quote by Shams-ud-din Muhammad (Hafiz)

Do not surrender your grief so quickly
Let it cut more deeply
Let it ferment and season you
As few human or divine ingredients can

Something is missing in my heart tonight
That has made made my eyes so soft
And my voice so tender
And my need of God so absolutely clear.


Contributed by: William

A Quote by Shams-ud-din Muhammad (Hafiz) on hafiz, now, poems, and sufism

Now is the time to know that all that you do is sacred... Now is the time for you to deeply compute the impossibility that there is anything but grace.


Source: The Gift, Pages: 160

Contributed by: ahafiz

A Quote by Shams-ud-din Muhammad (Hafiz) on love innocence giving unconditional love heart bel

"Even after all this time The sun never says to the earth, "You owe Me." Look what happens with A love like that, It lights the Whole Sky."


Source: The Gift

Contributed by: Nalini

A Quote by Shams-ud-din Muhammad (Hafiz) on love, angel, dance, god, heart, mind, style, waltz, crush, sweet, kiss, charm, patience, gamble, divine, and music

You have
not danced so badly, my dear,
trying to hold hands with the Beautiful One.

You have waltzed with great style, my sweet, crushed angel,
to have ever neared God's heart at all.

Our Partner is notoriously difficult to follow, and even His
best musicians are not always easy to hear.

So what if the music has stopped for a while.
So what if the price of admission to the Divine is out of reach tonight.

So what, my sweetheart, if you lack the ante to gamble for real love.

The mind and the body are famous for holding the heart ransom,
but Hafiz knows the Beloved's eternal habits. Have patience,
for He will not be able to resist your longings
and charms for long.

You have not danced so badly, my dear,
trying to kiss the Magnificent

You have actually waltzed with tremendous style,
my sweet, O my sweet,


Source: Love Poems from God: Twelve Sacred Voices from the East and West

Contributed by: Katy

A Quote by Shams-ud-din Muhammad (Hafiz)

Like a great starving beast My body is quivering Fixed On the scent Of Light.


Source: The Gift

Contributed by: krs10

A Quote by Shams-ud-din Muhammad (Hafiz) on poem and poetry

Dropping Keys

The small man
Builds cages
For everyone
While the sage,
Who has to duck his head
When the moon is low,
Keeps dropping keys all night long
For the


Source: The Gift

Contributed by: FractalUniverse

A Quote by Shams-ud-din Muhammad (Hafiz) on hafiz


A Cushion For Your Head

Just sit there right now Don't do a thing Just rest.

For you separation from God, From love,

Is the hardest work In this World.

Let me bring you trays of food And something That you like to Drink.

You can use my soft words As a cushion For your Head.

Hafiz (1320-1389)


Source: "The Gift", Poems by Hafiz, translation by Daniel Ladinsky

Contributed by: Craig

A Quote by Shams-ud-din Muhammad (Hafiz)

Come to my house late at night -
Do not be shy.
Hafiz will be barefoot and dancing

I will be
In such a grand and generous mood!

Come to my door at any hour,
Even if your eyes
Are frightened by my light.
My heart and arms are open
And need no rest -
They will always welcome you.

Come in my dear,
From the harsh world
That has rained elements of stone
Upon your tender face.

Every soul
Should receive a toast from us
For bravery!

Bring all the bottles of wine you own
To this divine table - the earth
We share.

If your cellar is empty,
This whole Universe
Could drink forever
From mine!

Let's dine tonite with exquisite music.
I might even hire angels
To play - just for you.

Hidden beneath your feet
Is a Luminous Stage
Where we are meant to rehearse
Our Eternal Dance!

And what price is the price
of my Divine Instruction?
What could I ask of you?

All I could ever want
Is that
You have the priceless company
of Someone
Who can Kiss God,

That you have the priceless gift
Of becoming a servant to the Friend!

Come to my window, dear world -
Why ever be shy?

Look inside my playful Verse,
For Hafiz is Barefoot and Dancing
And in such a Grand and Generous -
In such a Fantastic Mood.


Contributed by: Ryan

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