Carrying God – Hafez

Carrying God

No one can keep us from carrying God

Wherever we go.

No one can rob His Name

From our heart as we try to relinquish our fears

And at last stand — Victorious.

We do not have to leave him in the mosque

Or church alone at night;

We do not have to be jealous of tales of saints

Or glorious masts, those intoxicated souls

Who can make outrageous love with the Friend.

We do not have to be envious of our spirits’ ability

Which can sometimes touch God in a dream.

Our yearning eyes, our warm-needing bodies,

Can all be drenched in contentment

And Light.

No one anywhere can keep us

From carrying the Beloved wherever we go.

No one can rob His precious Name

From the rhythm of my heart —

Steps and breath.
 

Translated by Daniel Ladinsky from The Subject Tonight is Love: 60 Wild and Sweet Poems of Hafiz

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Published in: on November 15, 2006 at 5:41 pm  Comments (3)  

War and Dialogue – Imagining Ourselves

From Imagining Ourselves project of the International Museum of Women:

Tune in now to our latest exhibit, War & Dialogue, where we take you beyond the headlines and show you how war is affecting the lives of young women around the world – both in conflict zones and outside them.

Conversations are becoming a central point of gathering for the Imagining Ourselves community. We have introduced some exciting new features enabling the community to share their thoughts more easily and connect to a global network. Every two weeks we will introduce a new conversation, starting with  Living with Conflict  and Choosing Sides.

Join the conversation, moderated by artist Zena el-Khalil from Lebanon, Paula Goldman, founder and director of Imagining Ourselves, journalist Lisa Ling, host of National Geographic Ultimate Explorer and IFOR (International Fellowship of Reconciliation) Women’s Peacemakers Program. Please read this announcement from Imagining Ourselves project of International Museum of Women 

Watch Dilnaz Boga and Aliefya Vahanvaty’s film  about the invisible Kashmir exploring what it’s like to grow up “under the gun” , and read the story of Safeta about her experiences during the conflict in former Yugoslavia from Zainab Salbi and Women for Women International’s latest book ” The Other Side of War.”

Be inspired. Get involved. Take Action.

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Published in: on November 14, 2006 at 4:14 pm  Leave a Comment