published in collection, The
Meanest Flower, Carcanet, 2007
However large earthís garden, mineís enough.
One rose and the shade of a vineís enough.
I donít want more wealth, I donít need more dross.
The grape has its bloom and it shines enough.
Why ask for the moon? The moonís in your cup,
a beggar, a tramp, for whom wineís enough.
Look at the stream as it winds out of sight.
One glance, one glimpse of a chineís enough.
Like the sun in bazaars, streaming in shafts,
any slant on the grand designís enough.
When youíre here, my love, what more could I want?
Just mentioning love in a lineís enough.
Heaven can wait. To have found, heaven knows,
a bed and a roof so divineís enough.
Iíve no grounds for complaint. As Hafez says,
isnít a ghazal that he signs enough?
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(& in Christmas set)
"Mimi Khalvati: Selected Poems",
"Entries on Light,
White Ink", Carcanet
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