Know, the true nature of your Beloved.
In His loving eyes, your every thought,
Word and movement is always –
From ‘The Subject Tonight is Love’, translated by Daniel Ladinsky.
Hafiz, whose given name was Shamsuddin Muhammad, lived in the 14th century in Shiraz and is the most beloved poet of the Persians. As well as writing classics of Sufi literature, he became a famous Sufi Shaykh.