O ask me not

Of her black hair I complain, O ask me not
Cause of her, lost I remain, O ask me not.
In the hope of loyalty, nobody leaves his heart & faith
I repent, my deeds disdain, O ask me not.
A sip of wine never cause misdeed or grief
Ignorant put me through so much pain, O ask me not.
O pious one, pass me by, ‘cause this red wine
Makes your faith vain, drives you insane, ask me not.
On the path of life and soul, stories abound
One will strain & one will feign, O ask me not.
I longed for health and bliss, but alas
That seductress holds my rein, O ask me not.
I asked the ball of heavens, what is my role on this plane?
In the polo game of life I entertain, O ask me not.
I asked, with your hair whose blood you drain?
By God, this story is a long chain, O ask me not.

© Shahriar Shahriari
Los Angeles, Ca
January 23, 2000

O bird of Paradise, your secrets disclose
Cease not the sweetness your tongue outward throws.
May you remain vital, your heart content
From the Great Artisan, the beauty you chose.
You spoke in riddles with all thy foes
Unveiling of the secrets, God only knows.
From the rosy cup splash and bring me scent
We only went to sleep when fate arose.
How the minstrel played this playful tune
Drunk and sober dance on feet and toes.
From intoxication, who is immune?
Both friend and foe lost their repose.
No water in sight for Alexander’s thirst
Neither power nor gold, can impose.
Listen to the pain of the heart at first
Few words that much meaning enclose.
Clay idols, the heart and soul oppose
To all idols my heart and soul may God close.
To the drunken say not secrets of the wine
Nor to lifeless the tale of soul disclose.
By the royal decree wrote line after line
To such poetic heights Hafiz ever rose;
It is not ours but God’s will that goes
May God keep him from all harmful blows.

© Shahriar Shahriari
Los Angeles, Ca
March 29, 1999

I long to open up my heart
For my heart do my part.
My story was yesterday’s news
From rivals cannot keep apart.
On this holy night stay with me
Till the morning, do not depart.
On a night so dark as this,
My course, how can I chart?
O breath of life, help me tonight
That in the morn I make a start.
In my love for you, I will
My self and ego thwart.
Like Hafiz, being love smart;
I long to master that art.

Though I am old and decrepit and weak
My youth returns to me every time your name I speak.
Thank God that whatever my heart ever desired
God gave me that, and more than I ever could seek.
O young flower, benefit from this bounty
In this garden I sing through a canary’s beak.
In my ignorance I roamed the world at first
In thy longing, I have become wise and meek.
Fate directs my path to the tavern, in life
Though many times I stepped from peak to peak.
I was blessed and inspired on the day
That at the abode of the Magi spent a week.
In the bounty of the world, await not your fate
I found the Beloved, when of wine began to reek.
From the time I was entrapped by thy eyes
I was saved from all traps and paths oblique.
The old me, befriended the unreliable moon
Passage of time is what makes me aged and weak.
Last night came good news that said, O Hafiz
I forgive all your errs, even though may be bleak.

Hafez was een dichter in het oude Perzië
men heeft een tombe voor hem opgericht
Hij is Heilig verklaart
Hij was best dol op wijn..
Nu had je niet zoveel anders behalve woestijn en bedoekte dames maar toch hé?
🙂

Menigeen in Iran heeft het boek van Hafez
Het is een boek vol gedichten
Zover ik weet opent men het boek met een vraag in gedachten
Dat werkt ook wel bij die website 🙂
Men opent het boek
Krijgt 2 pagina’s met gedichten en de linker spreekt tot jou…
Waarom rechts niets zegt, geen idee…vast Belgisch?

🙂
http://www.hafizonlove.com/fal.htm

….

Come catch me babe, I’m falling.
Come save me baby, I’m calling.
Come and be with me babe, come as you are.
Come and catch a fire babe, don’t let me fade away, don’t let me fade away.

Come catch a feeling, it’s electryfying me.
Eyes wide open, I’m dreaming.
Free falling baby, awake before I’m down.
Free falling baby, awake before I’m down.
Awake before I’m down…
Awake before I’m down…

Come touch me baby, I need to be loved.
Come hold me babe, I need to feel loved.I need to feel love
Come catch a fire, don’t let me fade away.
And Come catch a fire babe, don’t let me fade away.
Come catch a feeling, it’s electrifying me.
Eyes wide open, I’m dreaming.
Free falling baby, awake before I’m down
Free falling baby, awake before I’m down
Come and touch me baby, I need to be loved
Come hold me baby I need to feel loved

Im in love, in love, in love, in love, I’m in love, I’m in love
Im in love, in love, in love, in love, I’m in love, I’m in love

Come and touch me baby, I need to feel loved,
and come hold and be babe, I need to feel loved,
I need to feel loved, I need to feel loved,
I need to feel loved, I need to feel loved.

I’m in love, in love, in love
I’m in love
I’m in love, in love, in love
I’m in love

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