Saturday, October 6, 2012

With That Moon Language : Poem In Your Post

Why not become the one
Who lives with a full moon in each eye
That is always saying,
With that sweet moon
What every other eye in this world
Is dying to

                  - Hafez

Offering gratitude today to the beloved 14th century Persian poet Hafez.  I'm drawn to the synesthetic oral-visual imagery here, beautifully employed in a way that alludes to the sensory joy that might await us if we 'become the one'.

Hafez is the most popular poet in Iran today, and you'll notice his influence on American Transcendentalists Thoreau and Emerson, among others. 

With poems as lovely as this, one can certainly imagine why.



Parrish Lantern said...

Poor Moon

Shallow misguided fool
the sun says,
shine torch bright.
Its burnt scars visible
in the night sky.

Laurie said...

Lovely. Off to see what you've been up to lately...

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