Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Poetry : Hafiz

Faults

  by Sara Teasdale
They came to tell your faults to me,
They named them over one by one;
I laughed aloud when they were done,
I knew them all so well before,—
Oh, they were blind, too blind to see
Your faults had made me love you more.
- See more at: http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/19421#sthash.4YOdI1FZ.dpuf
Ik kwam net deze prachtige gedichten van de Sufi dichter Hafiz  (c. 1320 to 1389) uit Persië tegen. Uiteraard vertaald in het Engels.


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All the Hemispheres


Leave the familiar for a while.
Let your senses and bodies stretch out

Like a welcomed season
Onto the meadow and shores and hills.

Open up to the Roof.
Make a new watermark on your excitement
And love.

Like a blooming night flower,
Bestow your vital fragrance of happiness
And giving
Upon our intimate assembly.

Change rooms in your mind for a day.

All the hemispheres in existence
Lie beside an equator
In your heart.

Greet Yourself
In your thousand other forms
As you mount the hidden tide and travel
Back home.

All the hemispheres in heaven
Are sitting around a fire
Chatting

While stitching themselves together
Into the Great Circle inside of
You.

_________

 
It Felt Love

How

Did the rose
Ever open its heart

And give to this world

All its
Beauty?

It felt the encouragement of light

Against its
Being,

Otherwise,

We all remain

Too


Frightened.


____


The Day Sky

Let us be like

Two falling stars in the day sky.

Let no one know of our sublime beauty
As we hold hands with God
And burn

Into a sacred existence that defies -
That surpasses

Every description of ecstasy
And love.

___


A Great Need

Out

Of a great need
We are all holding hands
And climbing.
Not loving is a letting go.
Listen,
The terrain around here
Is
Far too
Dangerous
For
That.

_________

 
Find A Better Job

Now

That
All your worry
Has proved such an
Unlucrative
Business,
Why
Not
Find a better
Job.

Hafiz 

© KH

Faults

  by Sara Teasdale
They came to tell your faults to me,
They named them over one by one;
I laughed aloud when they were done,
I knew them all so well before,—
Oh, they were blind, too blind to see
Your faults had made me love you more.
- See more at: http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/19421#sthash.4YOdI1FZ.dpuf

Faults

  by Sara Teasdale
They came to tell your faults to me,
They named them over one by one;
I laughed aloud when they were done,
I knew them all so well before,—
Oh, they were blind, too blind to see
Your faults had made me love you more.
- See more at: http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/19421#sthash.4YOdI1FZ.dpuf

4 comments:

Spullen van Vroeger said...

Grappig,
In de eerste regels denk je nog, oef ,best zware kost, maar dan eindigt hij onverwacht en grappig.

klaproos said...

prachtige gedichten kati,
ik neem er een mee:-)
xxx

A van de Aa said...

Top, soms krulde de mondhoeken.

Kati H said...

Dat dacht ik eerst ook Sis.

Mooi he Klaproos!

A had ik ook! :)