Poem by Hafiz: Circles

circles of raindrops in water
The moon is most happy
When it is full.

And the sun always looks
Like a perfect minted gold coin.

That was just Polished 
And placed in flight
By God’s playful Kiss.

And so many varieties of fruit
Hang plump and round

From branches that seem like a Sculptor’s hands.

I see the beautiful curve of a pregnant belly
Shaped by a soul within,

And the Earth itself,
And the planets and the Spheres-

I have gotten the hint:

There is something about circles
The beloved likes.

Hafiz,
Within the Circle of a Perfect One

There is an Infinite Community
Of Light

From: I heard God laughing, poems of Hope and Joy
renderings of Hafiz, by Daniel Ladinsky

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