ghazal #282 divan-e-hafez


all of your form beautiful and all about you joyous-
and my heart happy with lips of sparkling sugar.

like a fresh rose petal is your delicate presence,
and like the cypress of heaven are you all graceful.

your tricks and play all sweet, cheek and mole lovely,
eye and brow beautiful, height and waist gorgeous.

i see a garden full of your playing image
and your curls fill my heart with jasmine.

in the way of love you can’t avoid the flood of longing,
and in desiring you i have made my heart joyous.

i die before your sight because this pain
of longing for your bright face makes me joyous.

at each step danger in the desert of our search-
but heartless hafez walks happily in your protection.

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