Because the Woman I love lives Inside of you, I lean as close to your body with my words As I can-- And I think of you all the time, dear pilgrim. Because the One I love goes with you Wherever you go, Hafiz will always be near. If you sat before me, wayfarer, With your aura bright from your many Charms, My lips could resist rushing to you and needing To befriend your blushed cheek, But my eyes can no longer hide The wondrous fact of who You Really are. The Beautiful One whom I adore Has pitched His royal tent inside of you, So I will always lean my heart As close to your soul As I can.
Friday, April 01, 2011
National Poetry Month
I'm still reading The Gift by Hafiz, but I went on line to find a poem that I could copy and paste. I do like Daniel Landinsky's translations.