I lead weekly morning meditations here at the law school. The form of meditation varies from week to week; the offerings include centering prayer, lectio, mindfulness, lovingkindness and Taize.
This week was Taize. I’ve created several playlists for Taize mornings that include mostly traditional Taize chants and similar repetitive chants. One inclusion not in that category is the setting of some poems of Hafiz, a fourteenth century Persian mystic and poet, against a musical background.
This week’s morning meditation included one of my favorites, a Hafiz poem titled Every Child.
Every child has known God,
Not the God of names,
Not the God of don’ts,
Not the God who ever does Anything weird,
But the God who knows only four words.
And keeps repeating them, saying:
“Come Dance with Me, come dance.”
Here is the setting we listened to; you can close your eyes and listen: