|I pull a sun from my coin purse each day.|
And at night I let my pet the moon
run freely into the sky meadow.
If I whistled,
she would turn her head and look at me.
If I then waved my arms,
she would come back wagging a marvelous tail
There are always a few men like me
in this world
who are house-sitting for Beloved.
We share His royal duties:
I water each day a favorite potted plant
Ask the Friend for love.
Ask Him again.
For I have learned that every heart will get
what it prays for
(A potted plant)
taken from Hafiz's
"The Subject Tonight Is Love"
translated by Daniel Ladinsky