GOD’S BUCKET

Crossword puzzles didn’t work early this morning.
Sun not up, I had to use a flashlight to reach into
a shelf to find something that just wanted to be
found.

Here it is:

“If this world
Was not held in God’s bucket

How could an ocean stand upside down
On its head and never lose a drop?

If your life was not contained in God’s cup

How could you be so brave and laugh,
Dance in the fact of death?

Hafiz,
There is a private chamber in the soul
That knows a great secret

Of which no tongue can speak.

Your existence my dear, O love my dear,
Has been sealed and marked

“Too sacred,” “too sacred,” by the Beloved —
To ever end!

Indeed God
Has written a thousand promises
All over your heart

That say,
LIfe, life, life
is far too sacred to
Ever end.”

………..from the book,
THE GIFT, Poems by Hafiz,
The Great Sufi Master.
Translations by Daniel Ladinskyf

And so it is.

always with love,
Mom/Mimi/Toni/Antoinette

“There is a private chamber in the soul
That knows a great secret”

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