Thursday, February 17, 2011

With that Moon Language

One of my favorite Hafiz poems was calling to me today ... I have previously posted it on my blog but feel compelled to post it again ...  I love the ending of the poem, and I want to be able to live a full moon in each eye and the courage to speak with sweet moon language ....

With that Moon Language
by Hafiz

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?

So often we go through life afraid to tell people we love them. We want to be loved and we also want to love. We want to feel the connection with others. We want to to feel the pull ... like how the moon pulls at the oceans causing water to rise and fall in such a rhythmic, beautiful way ... high tides and low tides. 

Today, take a risk. Tell someone you love them. Maybe he or she will then turn around and take a risk too, and speak that sweet moon language to someone in return. 

1 comment:

  1. Where were you on that moonless night
    when not even the stars were alight?
    Surely you have stolen that moon
    and hidden the stars far from sight.