I Have Learned So Much by Hafiz

by Steven McCabe

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I

Have

Learned

So much from God

That I can no longer

Call

Myself

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A Christian, a Hindu, a Muslim,

a Buddhist, a Jew.

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The Truth has shared so much of Itself

With me

spoken

That I can no longer call myself

A man, a woman, an angel,

Or even a pure

Soul.

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Love has

Befriended Hafiz so completely

It has turned to ash

And freed

Me

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Of every concept and image

my mind has ever known.

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From: ‘The Gift’  

Translated by Daniel Ladinsky

thouest thou only

I did the ink drawing in my Moleskin sketchbook within the last few days

using a Micron drawing pen with archival ink.

And the digital manipulations of the image within the last 24 hours or so

using Photoshop 5.

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