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More Comments from Hafiz, 14th Century Sufi Poet

Saturday, February 09, 2013

This is when he was asked by some painters about the value of art. His response:

The greatest and most lasting art, the impetus
of it, I feel, always comes from a wanting to help.
A wanting to free, and an enthusiasm to express

Each soul at some point will begin to feel all is
within it and then attends, as it were, to its own
inner world. That attendance may not result in
anything considered tangible reaching the masses.

But the artist also becomes aware of inner spheres
and mingles with them, and then puts those
experiences into what they most care about for the
world to see and touch if the world wants.

I know all of my poems come from a wanting to give
something useful.

I'm actually something of an agnostic, but that last statement seems to be how I feel about my blogs and comments on others blogs. Best wishes fellow bloggers, Glenn
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    Wataqiworld, Hafiz talked a lot about love and about God. Though I'm not much of a true believer, his view of the world is kind of fascinating. He gives life to the sky, to the earth, the oceans, theflowers, rocks, etc. There is a lot of humanity in his writings. Thanks for your response. Glenn
    1901 days ago
    Thanks Glenn,

    I had not heard about Hafiz before your blogs, but I will go and find out more about him.

    I have started to go within in my exploration, and I have started a dream journal, because of some really strange experiences, especially during lucid dreams. I think it is very healthy to keep an open mind.
    1901 days ago
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