April 1, 2010

Meditation Inspiration: Hafiz

The GiftThe Sad Game

Keeps the sad game going.
It keeps stealing all your wealth-
Giving it to an imbecile with
No financial skills.
Dear one,

From a book of Hafiz’s poetry, The Gift, translated by Daniel Ladinsky.

I love this poem. Short, to the point, and as apt now as when it was written (1300's).

Is there anything you are inspired by that seems, in some way, timeless? Or that you think will still ring true for you or others for many years to come?

1 comment:

  1. I like it too!
    Short and too the point.