Lightly Child, Lightly.

A poet is someone
Who can pour Light into a spoon,
Then raise it
To nourish
Your beautiful, parched holy mouth.

~ Hafiz, “Your Beautiful, Parched Holy Mouth” in I Heard God Laughing: Poems of Hope and Joy: Renderings of Hafiz (Penguin, 2006)


  • Poem: Thank you Make Believe Boutique. Illustration: bakanohealthy
  • Prior “Lightly child, lightly” Posts? Connect here.
  • Post Title & Inspiration: Aldous Huxley: “It’s dark because you are trying too hard. Lightly child, lightly. Learn to do everything lightly. Yes, feel lightly even though you’re feeling deeply. Just lightly let things happen and lightly cope with them.”



  1. I‘m in love…. Anyone who can write like this, is a poetic God to me! (And beautiful pairing – thank you!)

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  2. Love Hafiz. A God of words and wisdom 👏

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  3. Wonderful!

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  4. comfort soup for the heart and soul

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  5. And a Poetry lover
    is someone who’s parched mouth
    can’t be quenched.
    The fire in their mouth can’t be put out.

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  6. Beautiful words. Perfect image. Nailed it.

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  7. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    What is a poet? … a magician with words!!

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  8. Nailed it is right! Definitely a fantastic pairing of words and image …

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  9. So beautiful…
    Speaking of beautiful poets, I am sure you heard the sad news of Mary Oliver’s death…

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  10. Yeah…


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