Cast All Your Votes For Dancing - Hafiz

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I know the voice of depression 

Still calls to you.

 

I know those habits that can ruin your life 

Still send their invitations.

 

But you are with the Friend now 

And look so much stronger.

You can stay that way 

And even bloom!

 

Keep squeezing drops of the Sun

From your prayers and work and music

And from your companions' beautiful laughter.

Keep squeezing drops of the Sun

From the sacred hands and glance of your Beloved 

And, my dear,

From the most insignificant movements

Of your own holy body.

 

Learn to recognise the counterfeit coins

That may buy you just a moment of pleasure, 

But then drag you for days

Like a broken man

Behind a farting camel.

 

You are with the Friend now.

Learn what actions of yours delight Him, 

What actions of yours bring freedom 

And Love.

 

Whenever you say God's name, dear pilgrim, 

My ears wish my head was missing

So they could finally kiss each other

And applaud all your nourishing wisdom!


O keep squeezing drops of the Sun

From your prayers and work and music

And from your companions' beautiful laughter

And from the most insignificant movements

Of your own holy body.

 

Now, sweet one,

Be wise.

 

Cast all your votes for Dancing!