A day of silence
Can be a pilgrimage in itself.
A Day of Silence
Can help you listen
To the Soul play
Its marvelous lute and drum.
Is not most talking
A crazed defense of a crumbling fort?
I thought we came here
To surrender to Silence,
To yield to Light and Happiness,
To Dance within
In celebration of Love's Victory!
God Laughing: Renderings of Hafiz
by Daniel Ladinsky. Mobius Press, Oakland, CA, pp. 129.