God Looked Down on Us

(Excerpts from “Poetry Meets Photography” Exhibit featuring John Leslie Lange,  the author of “Hafiz and I,” a collection of poems inspired by the writings of the Sufi masters, Hafiz and Rumi and Julie Kruger,  a professional photographer and artist who specializes in dreamy landscapes populated by the emotions of love and longing. This presentation is a collaboration of their work in the form of a conversation between John’s poetry and Julie’s images).

~~God Looked Down on Us~~

God looked down on us

And said

“You are my favorite children.

So why so sad?

Have I not given you

The sunlight

And the moonlight

For your love games?”

“I created you

To fill my ears with laughter.

To fill my heart with longing.

To fill my soul

With the sweet music of your sighs.”

“Your job

Is to love each other.

Get to work.”

– John Leslie Lange

(From the project “A Conversation: Poetry Meets Photography”)