Thursday, June 10, 2010


We should make all spiritual talk
Simple today:

God is trying to sell you something,
But you don't want to buy.

That is what your suffering is:

Your fantastic haggling,
Your manic screaming over the price!

From the book I Heard God Laughing, Poems of Hope and Joy
Renderings of Hafiz by Daniel Ladinsky


One Mom said...

Yep, that about sums it up!

Elizabeth said...

Hafiz seems to be making some kind of a "comeback" as I seem him quoted all over the internet. This book looks wonderful because I have often found him a bit inaccessible. Thanks for the heads-up!

Wanda said...

I love me some Hafiz.

Anonymous said...

I like this a lot!!

Deb Shucka said...

Wow! I love the poem. I love the title of the book even better. It's time to visit my friend Amazon I think.

deb said...

perfect for my thoughts of late.
although I think of come out the other side of some things.

thanks for this... it will go on my list of must reads.

Tabitha Bird said...

Hmmm... interesting Carrie. What about the suffering of the innocent though? I'm not sure God was trying to sell me anything in my childhood. I sure suffered though. Maybe that is not the suffering Hafiz is referring to. There are no neat answers for pain. I know. I have tried to find them. What do you think?

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Angie Ledbetter said...

Nice way to start the weekend. Thanks.