Conversation with Hafez

On February 3, 2018 by pampi

“Hafiz, what is the sign?
of someone who knows God?”

I became very quiet,
and looked deep into her eyes,
then replied,

“My dear, they have dropped the knife.
Someone who knows God has dropped
the cruel knife

that most so often use upon their tender self
and others.’

Hāfez

Contemplating how to drop this cruel knife … how do I release my grasp on it? How do I walk with the knives inside me? Relax enough so they too fall?

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