“With That Moon Language” by Hafiz

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, 1315-1390 (translated by Daniel Ladinsky)






“With That Moon Language” is reprinted from Love Poems from God: Twelve Sacred Voices from the East and West, by Daniel Ladinsky. © 2002 by Daniel Ladinsky. Published by the Penguin Group.






Moon phases by Nino Yang on Unsplash
Woman by Drew Tilk on Unsplash

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