Moon Language

Moon Language

With That Moon Language
by Hafez

Admit something:
Everyone you see, you say to them, ‘Love me.’
Of course you do not do this out loud, otherwise someone would call the cops.
Still, though, think about this, this great pull in us to connect.
Why not become the one who lives with a full moon in each eye
that is always saying,
with that sweet moon language,
what every other eye in this world is dying to hear?

Thank you to Father Greg Boyle and Kristin Tippet for introducing me to this fourteenth century poem by the mystic Muslim poet Hafez, which so perfectly expresses my philosophy of life.