It felt love

How did the rose ever open its heart
and give to this world all of its beauty?

It felt the encouragement
of light against its being.

Otherwise we all remain too frightened.

Shams-ud-din Muhammad Hafiz  (c. 1320-1389)  Persia

The Gift: Poems by Hafiz
Translations by Daniel Ladinsky

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