Easier to Cuddle with

Poetry of the Masters: Hafiz with Daniel Ladinsky

Easier to Cuddle with


 Photography by Ed Van Der Eisken

Photography by Ed Van Der Eisken

Sometimes I feel as if I am involved with the extraordinary;
 
that something of my efforts—and their results—are a great triumph, for both of us;
 
that something I have labored with added to a bridge, we can cross to see the Beloved more as He is: Damn easier to cuddle with. And always inviting.
 
What a great athlete might feel in a moment of joy and wonder, in accomplishing the nearly impossible, I have known that—and much more.
 
You are extraordinary to my eye, everything about anyone.
 
Others too can see you as I do, but rarely do they have an interest in the pen.
 
I am telling you the truth. It is difficult to bear your splendor.
 
How I just don’t explode and vanish—pop from ecstasy, I don’t know?
 
Th is is just another astonishing event, another one of those divine mysteries… we can hear about, and is worthy of the evening news.

 Photography by Photographer Hal

Photography by Photographer Hal


Photography by Ed Van Der Eisken & Photographer Hal