Looking for Hafiz,
the clutter of paper.
Hafiz was a Persian poet and Sufi master who lived 700 years ago, in a time period which paralleled Chaucer in England. His poetry is a love song to God: sensuous, funny, pure and often puzzling to the modern Western reader. Here is one of my favorites.
THE GREAT RELIGIONS
Great religions are the
Poets the life
Every sane person I know has jumped
That is good for business
from The Gift: Poems by Hafiz, The Great Sufi Master, trans. by Daniel Ladinsky