Everything Points to God

Forget every idea of right and wrong
Any classroom ever taught you

Because an empty heart, a tormented mind,
Unkindness, jealousy and fear
Are always the testimony
You have been completely fooled!

Turn your back on those
Who would imprison your wondrous spirit
With deceit and lies.

Come, join the honest company
Of the King’s beggars—
Those gamblers, scoundrels and divine clowns
And those astonishing fair courtesans
Who need Divine Love every night.

Come, join the courageous
Who have no choice
But to bet their entire world
That indeed,
Indeed, God is Real.

I will lead you into the Circle
Of the Beloved’s cunning thieves,
Those playful royal rogues—
The ones you can trust for true guidance—
Who can aid you
In this Blessed Calamity of life.

Lover,
Look at the Perfect One
At the Circle’s Center:

He Spins and Whirls like a Golden Compass,
Beyond all that is Rational,

To show this dear world

That Everything,
Everything in Existence
Does point to God.

Comments

  1. Daniel Prechtel says:

    I like this a lot but urge you to give us more source information than just the author’s name. For example, sometimes I will see Hafiz or another mystical poet attributed but it is actually a paraphrase at best or a new poem by another writer inspired by the original poet rather than a translation.

    • Kayla McClurg says:

      We too would love to know the source for this one. Much of the poetry attributed to Hafiz is rendered by Damiel Ladinsky, but we did not find the source for this one. Maybe one of our readers can help.

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