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It helps, putting my hands on a pot,
on a broom, or in a washing pail

It helps putting my hands on a pot,
on a broom, or in a washing pail

I tried painting, but it was easier to fly
slicing potatoes


Rabia of Basra (c. 717-801)  Mesopotamia

Translated by:  Daniel Ladinsky
Lyric arrangement (and words) from and based on a poem in Love Poems From God,  copyright 2002 by Daniel Ladinsky.  Used by permission of Daniel Ladinsky

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