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This Union

This

Union you want

With the earth and sky,

This union we all need with love,

A golden wing from God’s heart just

Touched the ground,

Now

Step upon it

With your brave sun-vows

And help our eyes

To

Dance!

Credit


Hafez, "This Union," from the Penguin publication The Gift: Poems by Hafiz by Daniel Ladinsky. Copyright © 1999 Daniel Ladinsky and used with his permission.

Author


Hafez

Hafez (also known as Hafiz), born in the early fourteenth century, is one of the most celebrated Persian poets. Little is known about his life, but he is most widely known and lauded for his ghazals. He died in 1390.

Date Published: 2016-05-03

Source URL: https://poets.org/poem/union