Has anyone seen the boy?

by Wolf Pascoe on August 9, 2010

Has Anyone seen the Boy who used to come
here?  Round-faced troublemaker, quick to
find a joke, slow to be serious, red shirt,
perfect coordination, sly, strong muscled,
with things always in his pocket:  reed flute,
worn pick, polished and ready for his talent.
You know that one.
Have you heard stories about him?
Pharoah and the whole Egyptian world
collapsed for such a Joseph.
I’d gladly spend years getting word of him,
even third or fourth hand.


Rumi (version by Coleman Barks and John
Moyne)

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wpl June 22, 2011 at 8:08 am

I like this.

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