Thursday, November 14, 2013

She Responded

She Responded

The birds' favorite songs you do not hear,
for their most flamboyant music takes place

when their wings are stretched above the 
trees and they are smoking the opium of

pure freedom. It is healthy for the prisoner
to have faith 

that one day he will again move
about wherever he wants:

feel the wondrous grit of life - less structured -
find all wounds, debts stamped, canceled and paid.

I once asked a bird, "How is it that you fly
in this gravity of darkness?"

She responded, "Love lifts me."

~ Hafiz

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