Wednesday, June 24, 2009

What Should We Do...?

What Should We Do About That Moon?

A wine bottle fell from a wagon
And broke open in a field.

That night hundreds of beetles and all their cousins

And did some serious binge drinking.

They even found some seed husks nearby
And began to play them like drums and whirl.
This made God very happy.

Then the 'night candle' rose into the sky
And one drunk creature, laying down his instrument
Said to his friend - for no apparent

"What should we do about that moon?"

Seems to Hafiz
Most everyone has laid aside the music

Tackling such profoundly useless


translation by Daniel Ladinsky
All photographs by Baya Clare, CSJ unless otherwise noted.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Most everyone has laid aside the music"


Oh how true.