Fence and cottonwood

Please enjoy this poem by the 14th-century mystic, Hafiz.

And For No Reason


for no reason

I start skipping like a child.



for no reason

I turn into a leaf

that is carried so high

I kiss the Sun’s mouth

and dissolve.


And for no reason

a thousand birds

choose my head for a conference table,

start passing their

cups of wine

and their wild songbooks all around.


And for every reason in existence

I begin to eternally,

to eternally laugh and love!


When I turn into a leaf

and start dancing,

I run to kiss our beautiful Friend

and I dissolve in the Truth

that I am.

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