This weeks Saturday Poetry, matched with mobile photography/art is a poem entitled ‘The Brilliant Image’ by Hafiz. From a collection of 59 poems by Hafiz (1320-1389), called ‘renderings’ rather than translations. Daniel Ladinsky successfully brought this popular Persian poet to life in the West. Ladinsky describes Hafiz as a ‘playwright who acts all the parts: the lover, the disciple, the Master, the Guide, the voice of God, and sometimes even the reader’.
Source: ‘I Heard God Laughing:” Renderings of Hafiz: by Daniel Ladinsky.
To view the others we have published in this section, go here.
One day the sun admitted,
I am just a shadow.
I wish I could show you
the Infinite Incandescence
that has cast my brilliant image!
I wish I could show you,
when you are lonely or in darkness,
the Astonishing Light
of your own Being