‘Someone Should Start Laughing’ – poem by Hafiz

‘Someone Should Start Laughing’

I have a thousand brilliant lies
For the question:

How are you?

I have a thousand brilliant lies
For the question:

What is God?

If you think that the Truth can be known
From words,

If you think that the Sun and the Ocean

Can pass through that tiny opening Called the mouth,

O someone should start laughing!
Someone should start wildly Laughing ‘Now!

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from: I Heard God Laughing: Renderings of Hafiz” – by Daniel Ladinsky – available at Amazon

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