when you are lonely or in darkness (hafiz)

Posted on Monday, January 27, 2014

On day the sun admitted,
“I am just a shadow.
I wish I could show you
The infinite Incandescence
That had cast my brilliant image!”

“I wish I could show you,
When you are lonely or in darkness,
The Astonishing Light
Of your own Being!”

 “My Brilliant Image” by Hafiz, translated by Daniel Ladinsky

dedicated to my son, Isaac.

feature image provided by Giuseppe Pellizza da Volpedo

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