“Admit something” by Hafiz

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

What every other eye in this world
is dying to

Note: If you have the original poem above in Persian (Farsi), please leave a note. Also, if you know who the English translator is of the above poem, please leave a note. Thanks.

7 thoughts on ““Admit something” by Hafiz”

    1. Sulthana, I had a very similar feeling after reading this poem.
      I read some of your poems on your blog; you have a gift of words, keep practicing!

  1. Thank you for taking the time to look and your positive encouragement 🙂 Keep up this blog – it’s lovely, clean and provides exposure to a wide range of writers 🙂

  2. Daniel James Ladinsky’s translation “The Gift” is the source of this translation. I highly recommend it.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s