Sufi Stories and Poetry

What Should We Do About That Moon?

A wine bottle fell from a wagon 
And broke open in a field.

That night hundred beetles and all their cousins
Gathered

And did some serious binge drinking.

They even found some seed husks nearby
And began to play them like drums and whirl.
This made God very happy.

Then the 'night candle' rose into the sky
And one drunk creature, laying down his instrument
Said to his friend - for no apparent
Reason,

"What should we do about that moon?"

Seems to Hafiz
Most everyone has laid aside the music

Tackling such profoundly useless
Questions.

From: ‘The Gift – Poems by Hafiz the Great Sufi Master’
translations by Daniel Ladinsky

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Popular Posts
Stay Informed
If you would like to be informed whenever new content is posted, you can subscribe via feedburner.

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner

Bread Crumbs
Sufi Wisdom
“Put down your glass, it is time to dance. If you want to get drunk all you need is to drink love. Put down your pipe and do away with these childish toys. If you want to get high all you need is to breathe love. Now, can I have this dance?” ― Kamand Kojouri
Be Merry


I think it's time to go shopping... maybe even buy some really cool stuff at my online shops!!

Visitors