Monday, April 16, 2012

When Love Holds Us Upside Down

Love wants to reach out and manhandle us,
Break all our teacup talk of God....
The Beloved sometimes wants
To do us a great favour:
Hold us upside down
And shake all the nonsense out.
But when we hear
he is in such a "playful drunken mood"
Most everyone I know
Quickly packs their bags and hightails it
Out of town.

~ Hafiz, Persian lyric poet (1325-1389)