My Favorite Hafiz Poem

Cast All Your Votes For Danc­ing

I know the voice of depres­sion
Still calls to you.

I know those habits that can ruin your life
Still send their invi­ta­tions.

But you are with the Friend now
And look so much stronger.

You can stay that way
And even bloom!

calvin and hobbes dancing

Keep squeez­ing drops of the Sun
From your prayers and work and music
And from your com­pan­ions’ beau­ti­ful laugh­ter.

Keep squeez­ing drops of the Sun
From the sacred hands and glance of your Beloved
And, my dear,
From the most insignif­i­cant move­ments
Of your own holy body.

Learn to rec­og­nize the coun­ter­feit coins
That may buy you just a moment of plea­sure,
But then drag you for days
Like a bro­ken man
Behind a fart­ing camel.

You are with the Friend now.
Learn what actions of yours delight Him,
What actions of yours bring free­dom
And Love.

When­ev­er you say God’s name, dear pil­grim,
My ears wish my head was miss­ing
So they could final­ly kiss each oth­er
And applaud all your nour­ish­ing wis­dom!

O keep squeez­ing drops of the Sun
From your prayers and work and music
And from your com­pan­ions’ beau­ti­ful laugh­ter

And from the most insignif­i­cant move­ments
Of your own holy body.

Now, sweet one,
Be wise.
Cast all your votes for Danc­ing!

~ Hafiz ~ 
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About Ronald Lavine, D.C.

Dr. Lavine has more than thirty years' experience helping patients alleviate pain and restore health using diverse, scientifically-based manual therapy and therapeutic exercise and alignment methods.

His website, askdrlavine.com, provides more information about his approach.

Please contact him at drlavine@yourbodyofknowledge.com or at 212-400-9663.

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