Lawrence CH Hiun

Painful Parting - Poem by Lawrence CH Hiun

The pain of parting may you never endure
May you never experience a siren's allure

A beggar I am; my love is profane
And I have endured a lot of pain

Being wretched and lonely I do not enjoy
Oh, how this pain I would like to destroy

But where should I go and what should I do?
I'm completely lost; I have no clue

My life is sad; there is no joy
This pain of mine may God destroy

If the pain of parting could feel my pain
It won't endure it; it would go insane

I have no hope; there is only despair
this pain, O God, was I born to bear?

So, Hafiz, I feel like a nightingale
Having lost his rose, who can only wail.

Poet's Notes about The Poem

This poem was composed by great mystic poet Hafiz, or real name Shamsuddin Mohamed lived in Shiraz, Persia, now called Iran. (1320 AD- 1381 AD)

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  • (5/4/2012 8:54:00 PM)

    Lawrence, this is beautifully written. It touched my heart deeply. I can feel the deep emotion of the words. I hope that Hafiz was able to find hope. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, April 22, 2012

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