The Gift

Mar 30, 2021

For Christmas, my middle sister gifted me a book called The Gift by Hafiz, a Persian poet from the 1300s.

Here's my favorite poem in the book:


THIS ONE IS MINE


Someone put

You on a slave block

And the unreal bought

You


Now I keep coming to your owner

Saying


"This one is mine."


You often overhear us talking

And this can make your heart leap

With excitement


Don't worry,

I will not let sadness

Possess you.


I will gladly borrow all the gold

I need


To get you

Back.

Madison Taskett

Austinite 🌮 experimenting in my job and personal life, always optimizing for disproportional returns. :) This blog is a daily look into my mind. It's raw, honest, and reflective, and I post often.