Shams al-Din Hafiz Shirazi

(1321 - 1389 / Shiraz / Iran)

Will Beat You Up - Poem by Shams al-Din Hafiz Shirazi

Jealousy
And most all of your sufferings
Are from believing
You know better than God.
Of course,
Such a special brand of arrogance as that
Always proves disastrous,
And will rip the seams
In your caravan tent,
Then cordially invite in many species
Of mean biting flies and
Strange thoughts-
That will
Beat you
Up.


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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 1, 2015



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