Daily readings of the 13th Century Persian poet as translated by Coleman Barks
Friday, May 21, 2010
The Nightingale's Way
A bird delegation comes to Solomon
complaining, Why is it
you never criticise the nightingale?
Because my way, the nightingale explains
for Solomon, is different.
Mid-March to mid-June I sing.
The other nine months,
while you continue chirping,
I am silent.