A Pair

Of mismatched newlyweds,

One of whom still feels very insecure,

I keep turning to God




– Hafiz

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  1. I know that feeling very well.

  2. Wow

    This poem feels like a dischordant note within.
    I couldn’t have even proposed to my wife, lacked I deep conviction that this marriage was within the divine plan.
    Thus, the concept of ‘mismatched newlyweds’ (and let’s not kid ourselves, it’s a common theme of the divorce courts, it happens) is something that happens at a distance, to others.
    Great post, props to Hafiz, if you know the author’s location.

    1. Re: Wow

      if you know the author’s location.
      Iran, about 700 years rearwards.

      I know what he’s talking about. Albeit, perhaps, not from the insecure one’s perspective.

      But that’s from earthly experience.

      When it comes to God, I think we’re all a little insecure.

      I know I am.

      1. Re: Wow

        Intellectually, yes. Transcendental numbers bring this home.
        Spritually, the Christ has removed this anxiety.
        However, as Peter classically demonstrates, taking one’s eyes off the Christ can produce a sinking feeling.
        The anxiety is not a bug; it’s a feature. The absence of anxiety is fanaticism, a modern plague.

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