A poem for the day – I Want Both of Us

Dedicated to my husband and partner, Jason, on this St. Valentines Day…

I want both of us

To start talking about this great love

As if you, I and the Sun were all married

And living in a tiny room,

Helping each other to cook,

Do the wash,

Weave and sew,

Care for our beautiful


We all leave each morning

To labor on earth’s field.

No one does not lift a great pack.

I want both of us to start singing like two

Traveling minstrels

About this extraordinary existence

We share,

As if

You, I and God were all married

And living in

A tiny


As written in: The Gift

Poems by Hafiz

The Great Sufi Master

Translations by Daniel Ladinsky

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