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A Poem for the Weekend

posted by Tony Jones

“I Took It as a Sign”

Someone sent a band to my house,
And it started playing
At five in the morning.

I took this as a sign
God wanted me to sing!

Then the moon joined in
And a few of the tenor-voiced stars,

And the earth offered its lovely belly
As a drum.

Before I knew it,
I realized
All human beings could be happy.

If only they had a
maestro like Hafez.

A setting of Hafez by Daniel Ladinsky



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Makeesha

posted May 9, 2009 at 12:30 pm


that is stunningly gorgeous. thanks for that.



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Mike Morrell

posted May 9, 2009 at 8:56 pm


Hafiz (the spelling I’m used to) has been my favorite poet since discovering him about a year ago. Thanks for sharing this!



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