a moon

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Words Wide Night

by Carol Ann Duffy

Somewhere on the other side of this wide night

and the distance between us, I am thinking of you.

The room is turning slowly away from the moon.

This is pleasurable. Or shall I cross that out and say

it is sad? In one of the tenses I sing

an impossible song of desire that you cannot hear.

La la la la. See?

I close my eyes and imagine the dark hills I would have to cross to reach you.

For I am in love with you

and this is what it is like or what it is like in words.

aaaa rock heart

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My Lucky Rock

by Tukaram

I said to a squirrel, “What is that you are carrying?

And he said,

“It is my lucky rock; isn’t it pretty?”

I held it and said, “Indeed.”

I said to God,

“What is this earth?”

And He said, “It is my lucky rock;

isn’t it wondrous?”

Yes, indeed.

a sun art

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THE SUN NEVER SAYS

by Hafiz

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 world.

a arock scale

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IT STOPS WORKING

by Kabir

Look

what happens to the scale

when love

holds it.

It

stops

working.