The God Who Only Knows Four Words

The God Who Only Knows Four Words

 

 

 

Every

 

Child

 

Has known God,

 

Not the God of names,

 

Not the God of don’ts,

 

Not the God who ever does

 

Anything weird,

 

But the God who only knows four words

 

And keeps repeating them, saying:

 

“Come dance with Me.”

 

Come

 

Dance.

 

 

 

– Hafiz (translated by Daniel Ladinsky in The Subject Tonight is Love: Sixty Wild and Sweet Poems of Hafiz)

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3 thoughts on “The God Who Only Knows Four Words

  1. ‘The dance is but a horizontal expression of a vertical desire’
    Bernard Shaw

    ‘It’s the power of sound and how that sound can bring you back to memory, to a space in yourself which is above the here and now’
    Nóiín Ní Riain

  2. do you have any persian source of the peom “The God Who Only Knows Four Words”? if you have could you please send me
    thanks alot

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