My friend who is a poet, finds wonderful poems that she shares on the blogs she manages. Here's her entry for this Advent.
Once a young woman said to me,
“Hafiz, what is the sign
of someone who knows God?”
I became very quiet,
and looked deep into her eyes,
“My dear, they have dropped the knife.
Someone who knows God has dropped
the cruel knife that most so often use
upon their tender self and others.”