An Offering of Words:
I bow to God in gratitude
And I find the moon is also busy
Doing the same.
I bow to God in great happiness
And I learn from where the sun’s
And the children
And my heart
All borrow their light.
I bow to the Friend in deep reverence
And discover a marvelous secret carried in the air:
This whole Universe is just as blessed
And divinely crazed as I,
And just as lost in this Wonderful Holy Dance.
After such a long, long journey,
God has made another soul
Now all Hafiz wants to do
Is open a beautiful tavern
Where this sacred wine
Of God’s Truth, Knowledge and Love>br>
Is forever and ever
Freely offered to you.
O bow to God in gratitude,
You will see how
The moon is also busy doing the same.
(poem chosen by Marc Gafni)