Covers Her Face with Both Hands

by Hafiz (Daniel Ladinsky)


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What
We speak
Becomes the house we live in.

Who will want to sleep in your bed
If the roof leaks
Right above
It?

Look what happens when the tongue
Cannot say to kindness,

“I will be your slave.”

The moon
Covers her face with both hands

And can't bear
To look.

-- from The Gift: Poems by Hafiz the Great Sufi Master, by Daniel Ladinsky

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Covers Her Face