Amore e pianto, vivono accanto

A Potted Plant ~ Hafiz

 

I pull a sun from my coin purse each day.

And at night I let my pet the moon
Run freely into the sky meadow.

If I whistled,
She would turn her head and look at me.

If I then waved my arms,
She would come back wagging a marvelous tail
Of stars.

There are always a few men like me
In this world

Who are house-sitting for God.
We share His royal duties:

I water each day a favorite potted plant
Of His–
This earth.

Ask the Friend for love.
Ask Him again.

For I have learned that every heart will get
What it prays for
Most.

From: ‘The Subject Tonight Is Love’
Translated by Daniel Ladinsky
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4 responses

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  2. Thank you for sharing your story. Please visit the Potted Plant Society at http://pottedplantsociety.wordpress.com

    June 26, 2012 at 1:58 am

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