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The Gift: Poems by the Great Sufi Master - Study Guide Chapters 13-15 Summary & Analysis

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In the first poem of Chapter Thirteen, "Reverence," everything in creation is a part of God's body, and so deserves to be revered. In "That Tree We Planted," Hafiz remembers his teacher at his grave. He praises the qualities that relationship with God cultivates in people in "I Vote for You For God." In "A One-Story House," Hafiz is grateful that his teacher's house only had one floor, since his rejoicing made him fall out of its windows, and he encourages a similar bailing out from churches in favor of the lifeboats of poetry in "The Great Religions." He speaks to the effects of positive company in "What Happens to the Guest," describing the refinement of taste and character. In "I Want Both of Us," he compares the relationship of believing friends to that of married people, and images from nature to the postures of...

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