"Live With a Full Moon in Each Eye"

The poetry of Hafiz never ceases to inspire me. Here's a beautifully profound poem I came across today:

With That Moon Language 

Admit something. 
Everyone you see, you say to them 
"Love me." 

Of course you do not do this out loud: 
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 

What every other eye in this world 
Is dying to 

- Hafiz -


  1. thank you for posting this. I had tingles through my whole body by the time I reached the end.

  2. This is so beautiful, thanks for sharing!!

  3. Hi Guri,
    A few years ago a good friend of mine forwarded me "Smug master". It was a difficult time in my life and I will never forget the jolt that I felt when I read that poem. Thanks! My wife and I will wait for the day when you publish your poems.I wish you a very blessed journey.

  4. Thanks for your comments Liberty and Sunaina! Somehow I hadn't seen these until now.

    And Sam, I had completely forgotten about that poem. Thanks for the reminder...maybe I'll share it again on the blog. Glad it came to you at the right time.