Sunday, March 27, 2016

I wish I could speak like music

I wish I could speak like music.

I wish I could put the swaying splendor
Of the fields into words

So that you could hold Truth
Against your body
And dance.

I am trying the best I can
With this crude brush, the tongue, 

To cover you with light
I wish I could speak like divine music.

I want to give you the sublime rhythms
Of this earth and the sky's limbs

As they joyously spin and surrender,
Against God's luminous breath.

Hafiz Wants you to hold me
Against your precious

And dance

from The Gift: Poems by Hafiz
translations by Daniel Ladinsky
art by van gogh