People of the Wild Atlantic Way Photography Project –
Patricia O’Sullivan – Ballydehob, West Cork.
‘One of my favourite poems comes from a book called ‘The Gift’. A collection of poems by Haliz, the great Sufi master from Persia (14th C.)recently translated by Daniel Ladinsky.
With That Moon Language
Everyone you see, you say to them,
Of course you do not do this out loud;
Someone will call the cops.
Still though, think about this,
The great pull in us
Why not become the one
Who lives with a full moon in each eye
That is always saying,
With that sweet moon language
What every other eye in this world
Is dying to hear.
I’m glad of this poem, because it reminds me to love, as do all the magnificent people in my life.