If you think that the Truth can be known
From words,

If you think that the Sun and the Ocean

Can pass through that tiny opening Called the mouth,

O someone should start laughing!

From “Someone should start laughing” by Hazfiz

Hafiz is one of my favorite poets. Born in 1325 in Shiraz, Iran, he is considered by many to be the greatest of Persian writers.

The featured image for this post is of Divan-i Hafiz دیوان حافظ (The collected works of Hafiz) c. 1600 that is in the Royal Collection Trust / © His Majesty King Charles III 2023

The one-liner today is from the short poem “Someone should start laughing” which can be found in its entirety here.

Visit Linda G. Hill, the hostess for One-Liner Wednesdays for some wonderful quick reads and to learn the guidelines (few) for participating.