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Even After All this time The sun never says to the…

Posted in Literature by wanaimran on November 23, 2006

Even

 

After

 

All this time

 

The sun never says to the earth,

 

‘You owe

 

Me.’

 

Look

 

What happens

 

With a love like that,

 

It lights the

 

Whole

 

Sky.

-from The Gift by Hafiz of Shiraz

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  1. Charlotte said, on November 25, 2006 at 4:52 pm

    I really like that quote. I’ve never heard or read it before, but it strikes a chord…

  2. MaYmAyMaY said, on January 8, 2007 at 1:31 pm

    yeah, i agree with charlotte! it sounds soo familiar and yet i can’t place my finger on where i heard it from. who is this Hafiz of shiraz person?

  3. amir1365 said, on January 27, 2008 at 10:34 pm

    this is from hafez : there is more poem from him @ this site http://www.hafizonlove.com he was a persian poemist @ year 1300

  4. hessan said, on June 13, 2008 at 4:36 pm

    i’ve seen this much on the internet. but I can’t figure out the persian translation to look for the poem. any iranians can help?

  5. ghozmit said, on May 4, 2010 at 8:42 am

    “any iranians can help?”

    This is NOT from Hafez. Or at least is not a translation of a poem from Hafez.

  6. katieshafer said, on January 31, 2011 at 6:41 pm

    No matter the discourse, it is my favorite poem of all time.


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