Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Moon Language

With That Moon Language

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

Hafiz (1325 – 1389)
14th - Century Beloved Persian poet and lyrical genius


When Someone I Love Is Near

I know the vows the sun and moon took;
they are in love but they don't

But why should I not let my face become
lit before this

when someone I cherish
is near? (206)


They Kiss Sometimes

They kiss sometimes when no one is looking,
the sun and moon.

Why are they so shy before us --
haven't we all seen someone making love? . . .

both by
St. Catherine of Siena (1347 - 1380)

14th - Century Scholastic philosopher and theologian


Above translations by Daniel Ladinsky

*"Is this coincidence or connection?"
come and see
fall to your knees
and hear the call
Are you still lovesick for it all?"

Sung by Young Galaxy
In one of our favorite summer movies: The Way Way Back


More on my Fortnightly Posts:

for August 14th: "The RedBear Connection"

and August 28th:"Luna Moth Summer"


Above Photo = Oestara Moon

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