With That Moon Language


Admit something:

Everyone you see, you say to them,
"Love me".

Of course, you do not do this out loud;
Otherwise,
Someone would call the cops.

Still though, think about this,
This great pull in us
To connect.

Why not become the one
Who lives with a full moon in each eye,
That is always saying,

With that sweet moon
Language

What every other eye in this world
is dying to
hear.


Hafiz (1320-1389)
from "The Gift", Poems by Hafiz, translation by Daniel Ladinsky