Treasure Island

Lawrence CH Hiun


Beauty of Nature


I went to the garden and drank some ale
And heard the wailing of the nightingale

Blooming there also was a beautiful rose
But, unlike the birds, it had no woes

It looked so happy, so vigorous, so proud
Standing alone and above the crowd.

The narcissus also was looking very grand,
Had a tulip in waiting with a cup in hand

The iris there also lashing its tongue
Scolding them all, whether old or young,

And holding a flask was there a lass
Pouring red wine in everyone's glass

And there was Hafiz singing his song
Telling us to come and sing along.

By Hafiz

Submitted: Wednesday, March 07, 2012

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  • Walterrean Salley (3/18/2012 11:36:00 PM)

    A poem that leaves you with a pleasant, and light feeling. Lawrence, this is beautiful and filled with humor. It made me laugh. It made my day. (Report) Reply

  • Lawrence H (3/7/2012 3:12:00 AM)

    This beautiful poem by Hafiz a famous Persia poet in 13th century. described about his drinking red wine in the garden surrounded by the beauty of nature. He wrote many poems but lost over the centuries and only about 600 poems mainly odes have survived. Many of his poems translated in many languages including English, many, many times. (Report) Reply

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