What is the poem recited at the end of The Shape of Water?

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Unable to perceive the shape of You, I find You all around me. Your presence fills my eyes with Your love, It humbles my heart, For You are everywhere. ♡
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Larry Olson

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that is not the poem at the end of the movie...not sure what you mean...?
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Angela Stewart

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Jgreen, I had a very similar experience. My son passed away last year, and at the end of the movie when I heard that quote I burst into tears and just sobbed through the credits. I felt my son in those words. As soon as I got home I looked up this exact same information- what were those words again? And then what is that poem?
Thanks for starting this to find the source.
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Becky Jackson

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Exactly the same with my sister. How lovely that this film and poem resonated for so many of us and extended beyond a romantic context.
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Michelle Authier

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The end of the movie ,with tne spoken words/ prayer!? Reached the deepness of what we name SOUL. It wraped me as a mystic moment of awareness of LOVE.
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Gail Maizel

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Sorry Michelle but I did not hear the word prayer at all in that poem. Although he says it like a prayer with love.
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Its sanai ghaznavi not rumi
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Billy Roues

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I believe your right. Sanai was an influence on Rumi. I had never heard of him before but he is the author of one of the three great classics of Sufi Mystic poetry;
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Linda Purkey

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Hakim Sanai Persian poet in end credits
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Gail Maizel

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No one seems to have seen that. But it does answer someone's hope.
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Unicorn Buddies

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Watch the movie again. It’s at the end with the credits.
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Charles Wycoff

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It does sound like Rumi, and Kabir, Tulsi Sahib or Tukaram or any Pure Saint leading to God realization.I too just got home from watching "The Shape of Water". Very-very seldom do I go back to see a  film again. This one is that film. Charles Wycoff
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i immediately said Rumi. But any of those mystic poets mentioned previously could have written it. perhaps Eknath.
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Brenda Liz O'Byrne

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I too saw it twice, and each time I cried. The beauty and the story is overwhelming with emotion. I love the Poem.
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The poem is attributed to the persian poet Hakim Sanai who is mentioned in the credit list.
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Machelle Peebly

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Unable to perceive the shape of You, I find You all around me. 
Your presence fills my eyes with Your love, It humbles my heart, For You are everywhere.”
― Guillermo del ToroGuillermo del Toro's The Shape of Water: Creating a Fairy Tale for Troubled Times
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Gail Maizel

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I went back to see it again too! Now I own it.
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Gigi Zhou

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When I think of her, of Elisa
The only thing that comes to mind is a poem,
whispered by someone in love.
Hundreds of years ago,
Unable to perceive the shape of you,
I find you all around me:
Your presence fills my eyes,
With your love;
You've humbled my heart,
For you are everywhere.
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Vicki Bruns Briggs

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Profoundly deep concepts eloquently expressed, Manuel. Thank you.
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Enrique Gonzalez

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manuel orosco, few times i have read anything like what you have just  written!
are you sure, you did not write the poem????  incredible!!!!!!!  just saw the movie with my pregnant wife, i put my hand on her belly......and the baybe moved. thank you!!!!   Enrique Gonzalez, Mountain View , CA
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What a pleasure to see someone write so clearly, with insight, humility and wisdom. Manuel, your words read like poetry because, in their clarity, sincerity and relevance to all, they resonate deeply and immediately. Thank you - and keep writing.
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My husband of 50 years Tom Purkey recently passed away and This expressed my feelings touching my
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Gail Maizel

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The  poem was given not credit at the end. I GDT knew the author he would have to put that in the credits.
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I couldn't help thinking of this poem, The Print the Whales Make, by Marjorie Saiser, when I heard Giles words at the end of "Shape" last night, and find it particularly appropriate in the context of the above discussion:

 You and I on the boat notice
 the print the whales leave,
 the  huge ring their diving draws
 for a time on the surface.
 Is it like that when we
 lose one another? Don't
 know, can't. But
 I want to believe
 when we can no longer
 walk across a room
 for a hug, can no longer
 step into the arms of the other,
 there will be this:
 some trace that stays
 while the great body
 remains below out of sight,
 dark mammoth shadow
 flick of flipper
 body of delight
 diving deep.
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is there more to the poem...is it longer?  do you know where we can find the poem, a book or online somewhere?
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in English...and is that link a link to the actual poem in Persian?
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Mohammad Zarei

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The link is in perisan. The original poem is longer and this translation is not “word to word”. Unfortunately, I don not know if there is a valid translation of complete poem in english.
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i had the persian poem you reference translated and sadly it is not the poem at the end of the movie...
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Patricia Muniz

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The Print The Whales Make - thank you Joe O’Neill for sharing this exquisite poem - my daughter and I are both crying -
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I think i read this poem in khayyam book, iranian poet
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This poem belongs to Mevlana Celaleddin Rumi. It expresses the love of God.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rumi
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نتوان وصف تو گفتن که تو در فهمن نگنجی
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Larry Olson

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if this is the poem at the end of the movie, can you post a link?
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That's a poem from great Iranian poet, Hakim Sanei Qaznavi:
چون نگنجد شکل تو در عقل من
بینمت در هر مکان و منزلی
زین حضورت، عشق شسته چشم من
دل‌زلالم، چون به هر جا حاضری
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if this is the poem at the end of the movie, can you post a link?
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A blog post from the Library of Congress is inconclusive, but Hakim Sanai seems to be the closest match:

https://blogs.loc.gov/catbird/2018/03...
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It certainly did. The moment I heard it,I started to cry.My husband of 50 yearst had just died before I saw the movie.That poem may be about God but God is Love and Love is a precious gift from God. So the poem works in many ways.
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Very sorry about your loss.
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This is the revelation I got when I read this quote.

God is Spirit (energy) and He is everywhere and there is no shape ("Unable to perceive the shape of You"). 

He is in us and He is all around us ("For You are everywhere"). We are like a fish in the sea, water is in the fish and around the fish. His presence (Spirit) is in us and around us. "For in Him we live and move and have our being" - Acts 17:28

God is love and He is Spirit and we were created in His own image("Your presence fills my eyes with").

When you understand His unconditional love it humbles our hearts .
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I THINK WE ALL GOT THAT MESSAGE ABOUT G-D SURROUNDING US BUT UNSEEN. HOWEVER GIVEN IT HAD TO DO WITH THE STORY LINE  I LIKE TO TAKE IT AS I FELT IT. LOVE GOES ON.
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I feel with Jerome Silva's comment.   OOOMMM
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"Unable to perceive the shape of you,
 I find you all around me...
 Your presence fills my eyes with your love;
 It humbles my heart - for you are everywhere"

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