The following poem is from the book "Love Poems from God: Twelve Sacred Voices from the East and West" by Daniel Ladinsky.
The poem is "The Woman I Love," by Hafiz. The author's ful name is Shans-ud-din Muhammad Hafiz (1320-1380) ~ A Sufi Saint
The Woman I Love
Because the Woman I love lives inside of you,
I lean as close to your body with my words as I can-
And I think of you all the time, dear pilgrim.
Because the One I love goes with you wherever you go, Hafiz
will always be near.
If you sat before me, wayfarer, with your aura bright from
your many charms,
My lips could resist rushing you, but my eyes, my eyes can
no longer hide the wondrous fact of who you really are.
The Beautiful One whom I adore
Has pitched His royal tent inside of you,
So I will always lean my heart as close to your soul as I
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