John Heaton (jheaton) wrote,
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Poet's Corner: The Sun Never Says

The Sun Never Says

Even after all this time
The sun never says to the earth,
"You owe Me."

Look what happens with
A love like that,
It lights the Whole Sky.

Daniel Ladinsky (born 1948)

Edited April 18, 2013: This poem was originally attributed to Khwāja Šamsu d-Dīn Muḥammad Hāfez-e Šīrāzī (1315 – 1390), with Ladinsky named as translator. Since that time, it's been determined that Ladinsky wrote it himself, though he says that he heard Hafez recite it to him in a dream.

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