coffee-bearer

O coffee-bearer brighten my cup with the coffee
Delicious beverage, for God’s friends
O soothsayer, say good fortune is now mine
Little you know why with coffee, I always myself align.
O breeze if by chance you pass through friendly gardens
From me to my Beloved, please give a sign;
Ask why you choose to forget my name?
O Jimale, let a tear drop or two leave your eyes
Hafiz of Shiraz, one of the finest poets from Persia

Sorrow

What does life give you in the end but sorrow
Why do love’s good and evil send but sorrow

I have only seen true companion – pain
And I have known no faithful friend but sorrow

Why does my beloved separate from I
and why do I receive not faith but sorrow

Why did we unite and then separate
and why Jimale receive not joy but sorrow

 

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remix of Hafez

sweet dream

How sweet sleep is! I dreamed I saw

My love last night

And pampered my poor heart with thoughts

Of Past Delight

Hafez

Everyone I came across

Everyone I came across
appears like you
looks like I’m going to go mad
for I’m in love with you

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I MET MY SUN

The day is dawning,
like a flower blossoming;
it’s the beauty of your skin

When you walk, the world looks on
When you stop, time stops,
When you smile, all the earth would be yours

This morning, from a distance,
I saw you walking away alone,
I came so close, yet you’re so far,
we meet, yet we don’t

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