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Hafiz

"Now let's get down to the real reason Why we sit together and breathe And begin the laughing, the divine laughing"

- Hafiz | “Who Wrote All the Music?”


Original context

Why is it now
That I come to you like a humble servant
Willing to feed you brilliant words and love
From my own sacred mouth and hands,

Willing to say, “I am sorry,
I am sorry for all your pain”?

It is because when God
Fully revealed Himself in me

I saw that it was Hafiz
Who wrote all the music you have been playing.

I saw it was Hafiz
Who wrote all your notes of sadness,
But also etched and gave you
Every ecstatic wince of joy your face, body,
And heart has ever known.

Okay, my dear,
You have stumbled enough in the earth’s sweet dance,
You have paid all your dues
Many times.

Now let’s get down to the real reason
Why we sit together and breathe

And begin the laughing, the divine laughing,
Like great heroic women
And magnificent
Strong men.

- Hafiz | “Who Wrote All the Music?”


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