I Have Learned So Much by Hafiz
by Steven McCabe
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’
Translated by Daniel Ladinsky
I did the ink drawing in my Moleskin sketchbook within the last few days
using a Micron drawing pen with archival ink.
And the digital manipulations of the image within the last 24 hours or so
using Photoshop 5.