Sunday, November 3, 2013

Getting drunk with books?

Here is a poem published in Harper's Magazine in April 2013:

Untitled Poem

(by Hafiz, c. 1320-89; translated by Matthew Rohrer)

All I want to do
is get drunk with my wife

An endless glass of wine
both of us on the floor

So what if squares
look down on us?

Boring and misguided
are their miserable lives

When my wife is in the city
and I'm home
I want to cry

The moonlight
on the cypress tree
is a bitter light

No book has ever kissed me
like she does 

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