May 07

Poem: What should we do about that moon? by Hafiz

Tag: Persephone's UpdatesPersephone Arbour @ 11:54 am

These poems come in each day from Panhala (see web address at bottom of page – well worth subscribing (free!) This one particularly spoke to me today. I can involve myself in so much unaware scuttling around these days on all levels that my ‘music’ can get forgotten!

A wine bottle fell from a wagon and
broke open in a field.

That night one hundred beetles and all their cousins
Gathered

and did some serious binge drinking.

They even found some seed husks nearby
and began to play them like drums and whirl.
This made God very happy.

Then the “night candle” rose into the sky
and one drunk creature,
laying down his instrument,
said to his friend ~
for no apparent Reason,

“What should we do about that moon?”

Seems to Hafiz
Most everyone has laid aside the music
Tackling such profoundly useless
Questions.

~ Hafiz ~

(The Gift — versions of Hafiz by Daniel Ladinsky)

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