Hafiz The Scent of Light - Excerpt 1 by Stevin McNamara published on 2012/01/21 00:06:52 +0000 Hafiz - The Scent of Light Versions By Daniel Ladinsky (copyright) Music by Stevin McNamara Exceprt 1 It Happens all the Time in Heaven It happens all the time in heaven, And some day It will begin to happen Again on earth - That men and women who are married, And men and men who are Lovers, And women and women Who give each other Light, Often will get down on their knees And while so tenderly Holding their lover's hand, With tears in their eyes, Will sincerely speak, saying, "My dear, How can I be more loving to you; How can I be more Kind?" My Sweet, Crushed Angel You have not danced so badly, my dear, Trying to hold hands with the Beautiful One. You have waltzed with great style, My sweet, crushed angel, To have ever neared God's heart at all. Our Partner is notoriously difficult to follow, And even His best musicians are not always easy To hear. So what if the music has stopped for a while. So what If the price of admission to the Divine Is out of reach tonight. So what, my dear, If you do not have the ante to gamble for Real Love. The mind and the body are famous For holding the heart ransom, But Hafiz knows the Beloved's eternal habits. Have patience, For He will not be able to resist your longing For Long. You have not danced so badly, my dear, Trying to kiss the Beautiful One. You have actually waltzed with tremendous style, O my sweet, O my sweet crushed angel. Where Dolphins Dance Again The work starts As soon as you open your eyes in the Morning. Hopefully you got Some good rest last night. Why go into the city or the fields Without first kissing The Friend Who always stands at your door? It takes only a second. Habits are human nature - Why not create some that will mint Gold? Your arms are violin bows Always moving. I have become very conscious upon Whom we all play. Thus my eyes have filled with warm Soft oceans of divine music Where jeweled dolphins dance Then leap into this World.