Shams – The poet Rumi's Inspiration


Posted on December 30th, by Jai Gopal in Wisdom. No Comments

This is an interesting poem from an Indiapost.com article entitled: Hafiz Expressed Divine Ecstasy in Poetry, about the Sufi mystical poet Shams al-Din Hafiz, mentioned by Rumi throughout his works –

Someone Should Start Laughing

Shams al-Din Hafiz (1320-1390)

I have a thousand brilliant lies
For the question:
How are you?
I have a thousand brilliant lies
For the question:
What is God?
If you think that the
Truth can be known
From words,
If you think that the Sun and the Ocean
Can pass through that tiny opening
Called the mouth,
O someone should start laughing!
Someone should start wildly
Laughing-Now!





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