Episode Sixty, Stop Calling Me a Pregnant Woman
Sometimes teachers have a little fun at a students expense. It is part of the design to keep a person on edge and to keep things real and centered in one's feelings. All knowledge in the head is not knowledge at all but data. Hafiz' teacher knows he will find this identifying him as a pregnant woman annoying at some juncture. When that finally happens and he expresses his frustration, Hafiz makes room within himself so he can receive the information that his teacher wants him to know.
Music: Here's another gravid individual. Bob Dylan's songs, laced as they are with their depth, is gifting us. He's birthed these songs from his epic album Rough and Rowdy Ways for us, as it happens.
Another day that don't end
Another ship goin' out
Another day of anger, bitterness, and doubt
I know how it happened
I saw it begin
I opened my heart to the world and the world came in...
The original post in this series of poems by Hafiz can be found here.
The Gift: Poems by Hafiz and translated by Daniel Ladinsky can be purchased here.