the warrior

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Her Story

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Hafiz

38. THE WARRIOR

The warriors tame

The beasts in their past

So that the night’s hoofs

Can no longer break the jeweled vision

In the heart.

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The intelligent and the brave

Open every closet in the future and evict

All the mind’s ghosts who have the bad habit

Of barfing everywhere.

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For a long time the Universe

Has been germinating in your spine

But only a Pir* has the talent,

The courage to slay

The past-giant, the future-anxieties.

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The warrior

Wisely sits in a circle

With others

Gathering the strength to unmask

Himself,

Then

Sits, giving,

Like a great illumined planet on

The

Earth.

* Persian: Saint

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