Thursday, April 19, 2012

We All Now Come To The Beloved's Door

Children can easily open the drawer
That lets the spirit rise up and wear
Its favourite costume of 
Mirth and laughter.

We are not in pursuit of formalities
or fake religious laws,
For through the stairway of existence
We have come to God's door.

We are people who need to love, because 
Love is the soul's life,
Love is simply creation's greatest joy.

Through the stairway of existence,
O through the stairway of existence, Hafiz,

Have you now come,
Have we all now come to
The Beloved's Door.

~ Hafiz, Persian lyric poet (1325-1389)