A suspended blue ocean


The sky is a suspended blue ocean.

The stars are the fish that swim.

The planets are the white whales

I sometimes hitch a ride on.

And the sun and all light

have fused themselves

into my heart and upon

my skin.

There is only one rule

on this wild playground,

for every sign Hafiz has ever seen

reads the same.

They all say,

“Have fun, my dear;

my dear, have fun,

in the Beloved’s Divine Game,

O, in the Beloved’s Wonderful



– Hafiz

– image by JimWatkins on flickr