It Felt Love: A Hafiz Poem

It Felt Love
Photo by Pauline DeForest


It Felt Love

Did the rose
Ever open its heart

And give this world
All its

It felt the encouragement of light
Against its

We all remain



Source: Hafiz from The Gift Poems by Hafiz by Daniel Ladinsky

The poems of Hafiz are beautiful in special ways. Here he asks a simple question. How did the rose ever open its heart?

How do you open yours?

When you open your heart you share your beauty with the world.

But that’s scary! You could be hurt. Badly!

So you need to feel that encouragement to unfold the layers of protection that keep your heart hidden, so that you may unfold into the light.

With out that encouragement we never bloom out of fear of the consequences.

Love that which makes you reveal your heart.

Love those who encourage the light of your being.

Your duty is to give this world all of your beauty.

Write in your journal about people, stories, places that have helped you unfold the layers of protection that have kept your heart hidden.

Add them to your gratitude list. You can copy this one from my website just click the image below.

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