Poem of the Week – Returning

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The morning breeze comes back
and from the southern desert
the lapwing returns
The dove’s soft song about roses 

 I hear that again.

The tulip, who understands what the lily says,
went away, but now she’s back.

With the sound of a bell,
strength and gentleness.

Hafiz broke his vow and damaged his heart,
but now, for no reason, his Friend forgives that,
and turns, and walks back up to his door.

-Hafiz (1330-1399)

 

Source: http://www.thesongsofhafiz.com/barks.htm

Image Credit: https://www.pinterest.com/explore/islamic-paintings/?lp=true

More about the poet: https://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hafez

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