Hafiz: So You Can Plant More Wheat

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So You Can Plant More Wheat

I would like to remove some rock

from your field

so that you can plant more wheat.

And those hills I see that are part of you,

I have some trees in mind for them

and flowering grasses,

so that you won’t erode,

when the elements pour.

Are we not lovers?

Cannot I speak to you like this?

Do I need to ask your permission

to hitch up my ox

and sing to him as I improve

your vast terrain?

The title to your heart came to my office.

In looking at it a great interest

in your soul developed.

The care of your soul

became mine.

So I would like to remove some stones

from your meadows;

then an orchard you could grow,

and the world,

and the world then,

will come to taste

your riches.

Hafiz

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