Sunday, February 13, 2011

I love you

If It Is Not Too Dark by Hafiz
Go for a walk, if it is not too dark.
Get some fresh air, try to smile.
Say something kind to a safe-looking stranger, if one happens by. 
Always exercise your heart's knowing. 
You might as well attempt something real along this path:
Take your spouse or lover into your arms
The way you did when you first met.
Let tenderness pour from your eyes
The way the Sun gazes warmly on the earth.
Play a game with some children.
Extend yourself to a friend.
Sing a few ribald songs to your pets and plants -
Why not let them get drunk and wild!
Let's toast
Every rung we've climbed on Evolution's ladder.
Whisper, "I love you! I love you!" to the whole mad world. 
Let's stop reading about God -We will never understand Him.
Jump to your feet, wave your fists,
Threaten and warn the whole Universe
That your heart can no longer live Without real love!

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