Because Poetry Month . . . God Kin

From one of my favourite books: The Gift,with poems by Hafiz, translated by Daniel Ladinsky. You can see that I have sticky notes on many pages.

Book cover of The Gift


So that your own heart
Will grow.

So God will think,

I got kin in that body!
I should start inviting that soul over
For coffee and 

Because this is a food
Our starving world

Because that is the purest

2 thoughts on “Because Poetry Month . . . God Kin

  1. marianbeaman

    Yes, I have books like that, earmarked with sticky notes. Years ago, they were in textbooks I studied or taught from. I am not familiar with Hafiz, but you’ve made me curious. And I love the invitation in the poem to connect in a loving way with other souls, a message this world sorely needs. Thank you, Arlene!


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