Friday, October 15, 2010

I Took It as a Sign

Someone sent a band to my house,
And it started playing
At five in the morning.

I took this as a sign
God wanted me singing!
Then the moon joined in
And a few of the tenor-voiced stars,

And the earth offered its lovely belly
As a drum

Before I knew it,
I realized
All human beings could be happy

If they just had a few music lessons
From a Sweet Old Maestro
Like Hafiz.

From I Heard God Laughing: Poems of Hope and Joy
Renderings of Hafiz by Daniel Ladinsky

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