My best friend sent me a Valentine’s Day email containing some poems by Hafiz, a 14th century Islamic mystic.
The Great Secret
God was full of Wine last night,
So full of wine
That He let a great secret slip.
There is no man on earth
Who needs a pardon from Me—
For there is really no such thing,
No such thing
That Beloved has gone completely Wild—He has poured Himself into me!
I am Blissful and Drunk and Overflowing.
Draw life from my Sweet Body,
Dear wayfaring souls,
Come drink your fill of liquid rubies,
For God has made my heart
An Eternal Fountain!
Happy Valentine’s Day. And may your heart and mine be full of the liquid rubies of liberation, joy, and love.