"Tripping Over Joy" by Hafiz What is the difference Between your experience of Existence And that of a saint? The saint knows That the spiritual path Is a sublime chess game with God And that the Beloved Has just made such a Fantastic Move That the saint is now continually Tripping over Joy And Bursting out in Laughter And saying, “I Surrender!” Whereas, my dear I am afraid you still think You have a thousand serious moves.
I could have kept you in the palm of my hand, but you weren’t ready. I know I have lost your body, dissolved into particles, swirling like birdsong. I should have known when I started sweeping twigs and bits of fur and feather off our floors. “The Husband Tries to Write to the Disappearing Wife” Jeannine Hall Gailey
Sonnet LXV – Pablo Neruda (I wait for you like a lonely house)