hafiz

Laughter

 

What is laughter? What is laughter?

It is God waking up! O it is God waking up!

It is the sun poking its sweet head out

From behind a cloud

You have been carrying too long,

Veiling your eyes and heart.

 

It is Light breaking ground for a great Structure

That is your Real body – called Truth.

 

It is happiness applauding itself and then taking flight

To embrace everyone and everything in this world.

 

Laughter is the polestar

Held in the sky by our Beloved,

Who eternally says,

 

“Yes, dear ones, come this way,

Come this way towards Me and Love!

 

Come with your tender mouths moving

And your beautiful tongues conducting songs

And with your movements – your magic movements

Of hands and feet and glands and cells – Dancing!

 

Know that to God’s Eye,

All movement is a Wondrous Language,

And Music – such exquisite, wild Music!”

 

O what is laughter, Hafiz?

What is this precious love and laughter

Budding in our hearts?

 

It is the glorious sound

Of a soul waking up!


~ Hafiz ~

(I Heard God Laughing – Renderings of Hafiz by Daniel Ladinsky)