My Eyes So Soft

Don’t
Surrender
Your loneliness so quickly.
Let it cut more 
Deep.

Let it ferment and season you
As few human 
Or even divine ingredients can.

Something missing in my heart tonight
Has made my eyes so soft,
My voice so 
Tender,

My need of God 
Absolutely
Clear.

Hafez  in The Gift ,  translated by Daniel Ladinsky

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