A Cushion For Your Head

“Just sit there right nowDon’t do a thingJust rest. For your separation from God,From love, Is the hardest workIn thisWorld Let me bring you trays of foodAnd somethingThat you like toDrink. You can use my soft wordsAs a cushionFor yourHead.” This poem is by the 14th century Persian sufi mystic, Xāja Shams-ud-Dīn Moḥammad Ḥāfeẓ-e Shīrāzī,Continue reading “A Cushion For Your Head”