Then Winks

by Hafiz (Daniel Ladinsky)

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Everything is clapping today.

All movement.

A rabbit I pass pulls a cymbal
From a hidden pocket
Then winks.

This causes a few planets and I
To go nuts
And start grabbing each other.

Someone sees this,
Calls a

Tries to get me
Being too

Listen: this world is the lunatic's sphere,
Don't always agree it's real,

Even with my feet upon it
And the postman knowing my door

My address is somewhere else.

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

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Then Winks