"Albert's Keeping the Dream Alive" with Helena ~ A PHRASE CONTEST March 31, 2009 - April 14, 2009
Please write a poem in any form you like incorporating the below "phrase"
in your write. If its not included in the poem it cannot be considered
for an award (sorry).
I have borrowed this from one of Hafiz lovely spiritual poems and
I hope you enjoy working with it!
A Potted Plant
I pull a sun from my coin purse each day.
and "AT NIGHT I LET
MY PET THE MOON
RUN FREELY INTO THE SKY MEADOW"
If I whistled,
She would turn her head and look at me.
If I then waved my arms,
She would come back wagging a marvelous tail
There are always a few men like me
In this world
Who are house-sitting for God.
We share His royal duties:
I water each day a favorite potted plant
Ask the Friend for love.
Ask Him again.
For I have learned that every heart will get
What it prays for
Translated by Daniel Ladinsky from
"No More Leaving"
Happy writing everyone!
New poets to the Cafe are especially welcome!
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Created Mar 31, 2009