Hafiz - Ghazal 148, Epiphany lyrics

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Hafiz - Ghazal 148, Epiphany lyrics

The eve of time, a ray of your beauty breathed epiphany forth, Then Love revealed itself, and cast down flame that razed all things of earth. Your face revealed itself, saw Angels did not have love, then lost control With smitten honor and became a raging fire that struck Man's soul. From that love's flame did Reason wish to light its lamp. A lightening bolt Of jealous wrath flashed forth and left the world in havoc and revolt. The poseur tried to see the scene of mystery unveiled. The long Hand of the Unseen lashed and smashed him back to where that sort belong. Others in fortune's lottery won luxuries that satiate, My grief-spent heart alone got more grief for its love by lots of fate. The higher soul that thirsted for the well in your dimple's recess Reached down to lay a hand amid those tangled locks with a caress. The day that Hafiz wrote his book "The Joy of Love" for you, his pen Crossed out each way by which a heart could ever know delight again.