I Have Learned So Much – a poem by the 14th century Sufi poet Hafiz
So much from God
That I can no longer
A Christian, a Hindu, a Muslim,
a Buddhist, a Jew.
The Truth has shared so much of Itself
That I can no longer call myself
A man, a woman, an angel,
Or even a pure
Befriended Hafiz so completely
It has turned to ash
Of every concept and image
my mind has ever known.
From The Gift, a collection of poetry by Hafiz, translated by Daniel Ladinsky