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,
Step upon it
With your brave sun-vows
And help our eyes
Hafez, "This Union," from the Penguin publication The Gift: Poems by Hafiz by Daniel Ladinsky. Copyright © 1999 Daniel Ladinsky and used with his permission.
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