Sunday, January 10, 2010

Hafiz, The Happy Virus, Beautiful Hands

I caught the happy virus last night
When I was out singing beneath the stars.
It is remarkably contagious--
So kiss me.


This is the kind of Friend
You are--
Without making me realize
My soul's anguished history,
You slip into my house at night,
And while I am sleeping,
You silently carry off
All my suffering and sordid past
In Your beautiful

Hafiz, The Subject Tonight is Love

The subject tonight is Love
And for tomorrow night as well,
As a matter of fact
I know of no better topic
For us to discuss
Until we all

Hafiz, Absolutely Clear

Don't surrender your loneliness
So quickly.
Let it cut more deep.

Let it ferment and season you
As few human
Or even divine ingredients can.

Something missing in my heart tonight
Has made my eyes so soft,
My voice
So tender,

My need of God

Saturday, January 2, 2010


drip paint all night
last song last cigarette
last joint today

last day?

come out and play
don't make me stay
inside all day

guzzle coffee ash cigarette soulsell
dark drink dark mind dark hell
darkness everywhere?

i fell

swallow f.scott
fitzgerald j.d.salinger
martini life
no man's wife
green light white light

search light

red capped city trapped
face slapped

everybody clapped.

Friday, January 1, 2010

prayer for two thousand ten

oh lord,
won't you buy me
a night on the town?
i'm counting on you, lord
please don't let me down
prove that you love me
and buy the next round
oh lord, won't you buy me
a night on the town?


2010: all you need is love.

there's nothing you can do
that can't be done
there's nothing you can sing
that can't be sung
nothing you can say,
but you can learn how to play the game

nothing you can make
that can't be made
no one you can save
that can't be saved
nothing you can do,
but you can learn how to be you in time

all you need

all you need

.love is all you need.

nothing you can know
that isn't known
nothing you can see
that isn't shown
nowhere you can be that isn't
where you're meant to be.

.love is all you need.