Inspired by a poem from Hafiz’s The Subject Tonight is Love

The Woman I Love

“Because the woman I love lives

Inside of you,


I lean as close to your body with my words

As I can-


And I think of you all the time, dear pilgrim.


Because the One I love goes with you

Wherever you go,

Hafiz will always be near.


If you sat before me, wayfarer,

With your aura bright from your many charms,


My lips could resist rushing to you and needing

To befriend your blushed cheek,


But my eyes can no longer hide

The wondrous fact of who

You Really are.


The Beautiful One whom I adore

Has pitched His royal tent inside of you,


So I will always lean my heart

As close to your soul

As I can.”