Hafiz, pen name of Shams-ud-din Muhammad

Hafiz, pen name of Shams-ud-din Muhammad
c. 1300
1388

Persian Poet

Author Quotes

The beauty of You delights me. The sight of You amazes me. For the Pearl does this... and the Ocean does that.

The earth has disappeared beneath my feet, It fled from all my ecstasy. Now like a singing air creature I feel the rose keep opening.

True art awakens the extraordinary ovation.

What is the root of all these words? One thing: Love. But a love so deep and sweet it needed to express itself with scents, sounds, colors that never before existed.

What we speak becomes the house we live in.

Why not become the one who lives with a full moon in each eye that is always saying, with that sweet moon language what every other eye in this world is dying to hear?

An awake heart is like a sky that pours light.

Build a House for men and birds. Sit with them and play music. For a day, for just one day, talk about that which disturbs no one and bring some peace, my friend, into your beautiful eyes.

Even after all this time the sun never says to the earth, ?You owe Me.? Look what happens with a love like that, it lights the Whole Sky.

It is written on the gate of heaven: Nothing in existence is more powerful than destiny. And destiny brought you here, to this page, which is part of your ticket-as all things are-to return to God.

Light will someday split you open.

Love is the funeral pyre where I have laid my living body. All the false notions of myself that once caused fear, pain, have turned to ash as I neared God. What has risen from the tangled web of thought and sinew now shines with jubilation through the eyes of angels and screams from the guts of Infinite existence itself. Love is the funeral pyre where the heart must lay its body.

Run my dear, from anything that may not strengthen your precious budding wings.

Stay close to anything that makes you glad you are alive.

Run my dear, from anything that may not strengthen your precious budding wings.

Stay close to anything that makes you glad you are alive.

The beauty of You delights me. The sight of You amazes me. For the Pearl does this... and the Ocean does that.

The earth has disappeared beneath my feet, It fled from all my ecstasy. Now like a singing air creature I feel the rose keep opening.

True art awakens the extraordinary ovation.

What is the root of all these words? One thing: Love. But a love so deep and sweet it needed to express itself with scents, sounds, colors that never before existed.

What we speak becomes the house we live in.

Why not become the one who lives with a full moon in each eye that is always saying, with that sweet moon language what every other eye in this world is dying to hear?

An awake heart is like a sky that pours light.

Build a House for men and birds. Sit with them and play music. For a day, for just one day, talk about that which disturbs no one and bring some peace, my friend, into your beautiful eyes.

Even after all this time the sun never says to the earth, ?You owe Me.? Look what happens with a love like that, it lights the Whole Sky.

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First Name
Hafiz, pen name of Shams-ud-din Muhammad
Birth Date
c. 1300
Death Date
1388
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Persian Poet