Sunday, March 3, 2013

The soul wants to love

Look how the Creator
in the form of a mother or father
can then love the created, a child,
even more than themselves.

Look at the salvation and purpose
a person can find
in that devotion of caring.

A day is too great a force to bear 
without the heart open.

Time will slay your body
no matter what,
but with love,
the impetus of your final movements
will make eloquent your demise.


Could God care for the created
more than He cares for Himself?
The soul, and I think any being,
really wants to love, 
more than be loved.

  -- Hafiz

2 comments:

Karen Gerstenberger said...

Lovely.

Jan said...

So nice. And I'm putting it on my blog, with credit to you. Thank you.