A Tethered Falcon

“This poem describes the longing of the heart, what the soul desires and strives to know when in human form. Flying has always been considered the ultimate freedom which we humans most envy in birds. If we are the falcon is God not the falconer? The tether a Divine “golden cord?” I wish more people were familiar with the poems of Hafiz. They are unique.”

“Hafiz introduces himself as Companion and Guide, Friend and Lover. He invites us to share his life, his wine and his heart, to see ourselves and the world through his eyes. If we didn’t know better, we would think he was courting us – and perhaps he is! … The words of Hafiz speak for God.” – Daniel Ladinsky –