Laughter

What is Laughter? What is Laughter?
It is God waking up! O it is God waking up!

It is the sun poking it sweet head out
From behind a cloud
You have been carrying too long.
Veiling your eyes and heart.

It is Light breaking ground for a great Structure
That is your Real body— called truth.

It is happiness applauding itself and then taking flight
To embrace everyone and everything in this world.

Laughter is the polestar
Held in the sky by our Beloved
Who eternally says,
"Yes, dear ones, come this way,
Come this way toward Me and Love!

Come with your tender mouths moving
And your beautiful tongues conducting songs
And with your movements– your magic movements
of hands and feet and glands and cells– Dancing!

Know that to God's Eye,
All movement is a Wondrous Language,
And Music–such exquisite, wild Music!"

O what is laughter Hafiz?
What is this precious love and laughter
Budding in our hearts?

It is the glorious sound
Of a soul waking up!

 

I Heard God Laughing: Renderings of Hafiz
by Daniel Ladinsky. Mobius Press, Oakland, CA, pp. 125.