Poem of the Month ~ January 2011
Happy New Year! How ‘bout we all behave like the earth Hafiz describes and join the exuberant, “consecrated free-for-all” with whole-heartedness! I’m stuffing my sack with poems and who knows what else!!! Truly, may your love affair with the One turn you into a holy scoundrel, one of the Beloved’s sweet, yapping love-dogs!
Peace and joy to you in this coming year! –Krayna
CUCUMBERS AND PRAYERS
All day long
The earth shouts
Such an exuberant gee,
It starts throwing
As if God were passing by in a parade encouraging
By looking so beautiful –
That a whole avalanche of mania swoops in!
I like the idea of throwing things at God,
And especially – His making us rowdy!
Thus, as soon as Hafiz is out of bed
I start stuffing large sacks
With old shoes, cucumbers,
For the upcoming
And who knows
From “The Gift” – versions of Hafiz by Daniel Ladinsky �
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