Helping the Dawn Appear
Strange the way my shadow began to fall. I
was standing in a field helping the dawn
appear, and when its body, the sun, was fully
lifted into the sky
I was amazed to see my shadow in front of
me as I faced that luminous candle we all know.
I turned around in amazement, wondering
what could possibly be there;
it was the soul, our soul helping God to find
Strange to some, but not to love evolved, no
longer any shadow... I now cast.
-- Hafiz, from Ladinsky's A Year with Hafiz