Saturday, February 1, 2014

Drop the knife

Once a young woman said to me,
"Hafiz, what is the sign
of someone who knows God?"

I became very quiet,
looked deep into her eyes,
and then replied,

"My dear, they have dropped the knife.
Someone who knows God
has dropped the cruel knife
that most so often use
upon their tender self and others."

  -- Hafiz

1 comment:

Karen Gerstenberger said...

Oh, I love this. Someone plunged "the knife" into me at the end of 2012 and I have been struggling with it ever since. I see that I need to drop it; just because they used it on me doesn't mean that I have to touch it or handle it. Thank you for this. xo