On The Death Of His Wife by Hafiz

September 16, 2014 Death Awareness

Comments Off

16686811
On the Death of his Wife

by Hafiz
(1320-1391)

“This house hath been a fairy’s dwelling-place;
As the immortals pure from head to feet
Was she who stayed with us a little space,
Then, as was meet,
On her immortal journey went her ways.

So wise was she—yet nothing but a flower;
Only a child—yet all the world to me;
Against the stars what love has any power!
Or was it she
Went softly in her own appointed hour?

The moon it was that called her, and she went;
In Shiraz I had lived to live with her,
Not knowing she was on an errand bent—
A traveler,
To sojourn for a night, then strike her tent.

How sweet it was on many a summer’s day
On the green margin of the stream to lie
With her and the wild rose, and nothing say.
Little knew I
That she was running like the stream away.

That was the sweet of life when, pure and wise,
In her dear neighbourhood I drew my breath;
That was the truth of life—the rest is lies,
Folly and death,
Since toward another land she turned her eyes.

Blame her not, heart, because she left you so;
The heaven of beauty called her to be queen;
Back to her hidden people must she go,
Behind the screen;
Nor when she will return does Hafiz know.”

Disclaimer: Use of the information and data is to bring awareness of death and dying.
Spirare does not own the information or profit from its use. Source: Humanistic Texts Photo: 123(RF)

Words of Inspiration

"I do not fear death. I had been dead for billions and billions of years before I was born, and had not suffered the slightest inconvenience from it."
Mark Twain
“They say that a part of you dies when a special Loved One passes away...I disagree...I say a part of you lives with your Loved One on the other side.”
Daniel Yanez

Death Awareness

We welcome any suggestions of articles relating to death and dying that you might want to see on Spirare website. 

Please Help spread awareness.

“The fear of death comes from limited awareness.”   Deepak Chopra

Popular Blogs

  • When Your Loved One’s Last Wish Was ‘No ...

    by on September 22, 2017

    When Your Loved One’s Last Wish Was ‘No Funeral’ by Tré Miller Rodríguez Over the past year, I’ve experienced several losses that, at the request of the decea...

  • At Home with Dying

    by on July 28, 2017

    At Home with Dying by Merrill Collett Most people would rather die at home, surrounded by familiar sights and cared for by our loved ones, than in a hospital...

  • Emil Cioran

    by on July 19, 2017

    "The deepest and most organic death is death in solitude, when even light becomes a principle of death. In such moments you will be severed from life, from love...

  • Paul Marechal

    by on July 10, 2017

    "Death is the flow from silence and love to deeper silence and greater love."

  • Dying to Know

    by on June 25, 2017

    Dying to Know Bringing Death to Life by Andrew Anastasios We're all dying. Sooner or later we're going to croak, kick the bucket, give up the ghost, cash i...

Translate »