Creativity: I Am Hungry to Know You

A poem by the Persian poet Hafiz from the collection, ‘The Subject Tonight Is Love: 60 Wild and Sweet Poems of Hafiz’, translated by Daniel Ladasky

Then carry heavy jugs...

In many parts of this world water is
Scarce and precious.

People sometimes have to walk
A great distance
Then carry heavy jugs upon their
Heads.
Because of our wisdom, we will travel
Far for love.

All movement is a sign of
Thirst.
Most speaking really says
“I am hungry to know you.”

Every desire of your body is holy;
Every desire of your body is
Holy.

Dear one,
Why wait until you are dying
To discover that divine
Truth?”

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