“I Saw You Dancing”

“I saw you dancing last night on the roof

Of your house all alone.


I felt your heart longing for the



I saw you whirling

Beneath the soft bright rose

That hung from an invisible stem in

The sky,


So I began to change into my best clothes

In hopes of joining you


Even though

I live a thousand miles away.


And if

You had spun like an immaculate sphere

Just two more times,


Then bowed again so sweetly to

The east,


You would have found God and me

Standing so near

And lifting you into our



I saw you dancing last night near the roof

Of this world.

Hafiz feels your soul in mine

Calling for our

Beloved.” -Hafiz

From Hafiz’s “The Subject Tonight Is Love”