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Hidden Lover

Artwork for The Alipore Post

Created in response to a poem by Hafez

2021

There is a beautiful creature
living in a hole you have dug.
so at night,
I set fruit and grains
and little pots of wine and milk besides your soft earthen mounds,

and I often sing.

But still, my dear, you do not come out.

I have fallen in love with someone
who hides inside you.
We should talk about this problem.
Otherwise, 

I will never leave you alone.

― Hafiz