Tuesday, February 22, 2011

New Art & Hafiz Poem

The heart is the thousand-stringed instrument.

Our sadness and fear come from being
Out of tune with love.

All day long God coaxes my lips to speak,

So that your tears will not stain His green dress.

It is not that the Friend is vain,
It is just your life we care about.

Sometimes the Beloved takes my pen in hand,
For Hafiz is a simple man.

The other day the Old One wrote on the Tavern wall:

"The heart is a thousand-stringed instrument
that can only be tuned with LOVE."

-Hafiz, translated by Daniel Ladinsky


  1. jenny! i like the idea of this! It's like having two drawings in one.

  2. I love this, It's a curious mixture of emotions. She looks sad and yet the colours and style of the drawing are so cheerful.

  3. jenny... thank you for this... lunchtime inspiration... i like the stripes - they are like instrument stings...xok.

  4. I love it too. So very interesting. Hope you are well.