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The Gift: Poems by the Great Sufi Master Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapters 4-6 Summary

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Chapters 4-6 Summary

The forth chapter begins with "I Hold the Lion's Paw," in which God is an untamed lion with Whom Hafiz dances. "If the Falling of a Hoof" proposes that everyday occurrences should point to God and inspire praise. "What the Hell" uses Hafiz's crush on a girl to symbolize his ebullient affection for God. "Someone Untied Your Camel" uses the imagery of a caravan to symbolize right thinking. "When I Want to Kiss God" metaphorically uses creation to represent God, and Hafiz describes God's offer of His affection as payment "For a Single Tear." "That Shapes the Eye" contrasts youth and age with symbols of play and art. "So Many Gifts" represent unclaimed blessings. "Love is the Funeral Pyre" returns to the idea of burning away what is destructive, and "Allah, Allah, Allah" describes meditation with the symbol of a drum.

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