Winner of 2017 Giller Prize

Winner of 2017 Giller Prize
Michael Redhill for his novel Bellevue Square

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

A Poem from 14th century Persia

A Cushion for Your Head

Just sit there right now
Don’t do a thing
Just rest.
For your separation from God,
From love,
Is the hardest work
In this
World.
Let me bring you trays of food
And something
That you like to
Drink.
You can use my soft words
As a cushion
For your
Head.
خواجه شمس‌‌الدین محمد حافظ شیرازی, known in English as Hafiz or Hafez
Translated by Daniel Ladinsky
This poem was sent to me by FireflyToronto-based business offering creative writing workshops, online writing workshops, and creative writing coaching, all with an extra dose of love. Check it out at http://fireflycreativewriting.com.

P.S.They send me poems and writing prompts all out of the goodness of their heart and they will send them to you too. 

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