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I have come into this world

This poem by the poet Hafiz, provided the powerful reflection piece shared with participants at our North East Province Justice Peace & Integrity of Creation (JPIC) Commission Justice event in November 2018.

I have come into this world to see this

I have come into this world to see this:
the sword drop from men’s hands even at the height
of their arc of anger

because we have finally realised there is just one flesh to wound
and it is His – the Christ’s, our
Beloved’s.

I have come into this world to see this: all creatures hold hands as
we pass through this miraculous existence we share on the way
to even a greater being of soul,

a being of just ecstatic light, forever entwined and at play
with Him.

I have come into this world to hear this:

every song the earth has sung since it was conceived in
the Divine’s womb and began spinning from
His wish,

every song by wing and fin and hoof,
every song by hill and field and tree and woman and child,
every song of stream and rock,

every song of tool and lyre and flute,
every song of gold and emerald
and fire,

every song the heart should cry with magnificent dignity
to know itself as
God:

for all other knowledge will leave us again in want and aching –
only imbibing the glorious Sun
will complete us.

I have come into this world to experience this:

men so true to love
they would rather die before speaking
an unkind
word,

men so true their lives are His covenant –
the promise of
hope.

I have come into this world to see this:
the sword drop from men’s hands
even at the height of
their arc of
rage

because we have finally realised
there is just one flesh

we can wound.

~ Hafiz ~

 

 

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