That men and women who are married, and
Men and women who are lovers,
And women and women who give each other
Often will get down on their knees, and while
So tenderly holding their lover's hand, with
Tear-filled eyes, will sincerely say, "My dear,
How can I be more loving to you; my darling,
How can I be more kind?"
By Hafiz. Translation by Daniel Ladinsky. Excerpted from Twenty Poems to Bless Your Marriage: And One to Save It by Roger Housden.