October 24, 2006

My Eyes So Soft


Don't surrender your loneliness so quickly
let it cut more deep.
Let it ferment and season you
as few human or even divine ingredients can
Something missing in my heart tonight
has made my eyes so soft
my voice so tender
my need of god
absolutely clear.

--Hafiz

4 comments:

Sadiq M. Alam said...

Hafiz is always a delight to read!

isaiah said...

Of course, surrender... but not so quickly, this time. Here, again, I am reminded and this word, surrender, comes alive working its way into my being, becoming my being.

Our loneliness is an invitation to remember; our forgetting is bitter sweet, falling over and over again into the arms of Love. Only a missing piece in the heart can make the heart whole again.

ashley said...

thank you, meredith, for this offering. It's very timely and touches my soul deeply right now... my need of god so healingly clear.

Meredith said...

Thank you friends. This offering made my own eyes so soft, and my voice so tender, and my need... so clear.