Thursday, April 20, 2006

poetry thursday

Two more poems from The Gift: Poems by Hafiz the Great Sufi Master, translated by Daniel Ladinsky.

The Sun Never Says

All this time
The sun never says to the earth,

"You owe

What happens
With a love like that,
It lights the

This Sky



Where we live

Is no place to lose your wings

So love, love,


(Thanks Matt for sharing this book with me and introducing me to the first poem this morning.)

I keep forgetting to share that April is National Poetry Month. Poetry Daily will email you a poem every day this month if you sign up for their newsletter. There have been some great ones; each of them has commentary by another poet/author. Very cool.


Stay tuned for some exciting developments for Poetry Thursday. Lynn and I are cooking up a little something and will unveil it soon.

As always, to participate in Poetry Thursdays share a poem on your blog. A poem you write yourself or a poem by another. Feel free to share your link here in the comments so that others will know you have posted. If you are not on the list of participants and would like to be added, please send me an email.

I hope the poems you read today cause you to pause, even for just one small moment, and remember who you are. Happy reading.