Access to love is for everyone for the asking. This is fleeting news that has not nearly enough meat on it even to the starving. Yet it is our words, kind actions and loving choices that charm the celestial earthward to grace our tables. No one is going to force anyone's hand towards compassion no matter the charm but as long as there are those willing to lift their hand to the instrument to express themselves, they can never be denied love. It is nested within us all and wanting to become.
Thank you for listening.
Music: I fumbled around for a tune for this one and found this rendition of the bubblegum pop song, Green Tambourine. This song from the 60's was originally done by the Lemon Pipers. It is fun to listen to songs I listened to as a child and trip on the memories the songs stimulate. This cover version I'm posting is musically much richer than the original, as are the memories this tune stimulates this far down the line. It is by the The Flames from South Africa.
Painting The Tamborine Girl by Pasquale Celommi
The original post in this series of poems by Hafiz can be found here.
The Gift: Poems by Hafiz and translated by Daniel Ladinsky can be purchased here.