I am Sitting on a Mountain

I am sitting on a mountain.
I am casting shadows into the sky.

I did not invite it but the sun has come
And is now playing tag with my feet.

I am whispering to clouds today,
“Watch out for my shoulders,”

For I wish no harm
To all my soft friends.

Where do you think you will Be
When God reveals Himself
Inside of you?

I was so glad to hear
That every pillow in this world
Will become stuffed with
My soul and beard.

I am sitting on a mountain range.
I am a precious body of living water
Offered to the earth
From Light’s own hands.

Why ever talk of miracles
When you are destined to become
Infinite love.

Still, the Final Grace was left:
For all of existence and Hafiz to blend
And to find that I am every pillow
Offering comfort

To each mind and

From: “The Subject Tonight is Love: 60 Wild and Sweet Poems of Hafiz by Daniel Ladinsky.

Copyright © 1999 by Daniel Ladinsky. Reprinted by permission of the author.

Photo: Unmesh Swanson

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