MYSTICAL POEMS: “The cheapest room” by Hafiz



What we speak
becomes the house
we live in.
Who will want
to sleep in your bed
if the roof leaks
right above it?

Fear is the cheapest room
in the house,
I would like
to see you living
in better conditions.

There is only one reason

we have followed God
into this world:
to encourage laughter,
dance and love ….

God and I are rushing
from every corner of
needing to say
we are yours.

The sun never says
to the earth,
even after all this time
β€œyou owe me”.

I once asked a bird
how is it that you
fly in this gravity
of darkness?
she responded,
love lifts me.

I should not make
any promises right now
but I know if you pray
somewhere in this world
something good
will happen.


Daniel Ladinsky and
Robert Bly versions

9 Comments Add yours

  1. Marvelous and heartfelt poem by Hafiz and what a lovely picture of flying to freedom with the birds giving company. True and profound words by none other than Hafiz.

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    1. Thank you so much dear Kamal! Yes, I felt the picture was quite uplifting to match Hafiz’ poem:)


      1. Yes so beautiful and to match Hafiz and his words. You are welcome always Amira.

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          1. πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™β€οΈβ€οΈβ€οΈπŸ™

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  2. LindaP says:

    Loved this poem!

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    1. So good to hear!!! Much love and warm hugs! ❀


  3. earthskyair says:

    Love this! Thank you! πŸ’–

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    1. You are most welcome! πŸ™‚ ❀

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