Tripping over Joy By Hafez What is the difference Between your experience of existence And that of a saint? The saint knows That the spiritual path Is a sublime chess game with God And that the Beloved Has just made such a fantastic move That the saint is now continually Tripping over joy And bursting out in laughter And saying, "I surrender!" Whereas, my dear, I am afraid you still think You have a thousand serious moves.
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