Sacred Places

Sacred Places

I do not 

Want to step so quickly

Over a beautiful line on God's palm

As I move 

Through the earth's marketplace

Today. 

I do not want to touch any object in this world

Without my eyes testifying to the truth

That everything is

My Beloved.

Something has happened

To my understanding of existence

That now makes my heart always full of wonder

And kindness.

I do not want to step so quickly

Over this sacred place on God's body

That is right beneath your

Own foot

As I Dance

with 

Precious life

Today.

poem by Hafiz, translated by Daniel Ladinsky

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