Heart Happy (cathy_edgett) wrote,
Heart Happy
cathy_edgett

Good Morning!




I slept outside for part of the night, entranced with the movement of the moon until it slipped from sight, and the dance of the stars.

Bella thought it was wise to be outside, and we both enjoyed the embrace of the air.

Today I am busy with different things, and considering this poem by Hafiz.



Cast All Your Votes for Dancing

    - Hafiz


I know the voice of depression
Still calls to you.

I know the habits that can ruin your life
Still send their invitations.

But you are with the friend now
And look so much stronger.

You can stay that way
And even bloom!

Keep squeezing drops of the sun
From your prayers and work and music
And from your companions' beautiful laughter.

Keep squeezing drops of the sun
From the sacred hands and glance of your beloved
And, my dear,
From the most insignificant movements
Of your own holy body.

Learn to recognize the counterfeit coins
That may buy you just a moment of pleasure
But then drag you for days
Like a broken man
Behind a farting camel.

You are with the friend now.
Learn what actions of yours delight him.
What actions of yours bring freedom
And love.

Whenever you say God's name, dear pilgrim,
My ears wish my head was missing
So they could finally kiss each other
And applaud all your nourishing wisdom!

O keep squeezing drops of the sun
From your prayers and work and music
And from your companions' beuatiful laughter

And from the most insignificant movements
Of your own holy body.

Now, sweet one,
Be wise.
Cast all your votes for dancing!
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