I was away with the beach girls, minus one, recently. I learned many things, and somehow the days were filled with poetry. How have I never read the anciet poet Hafiz before?
Of course the four of us were rather thrifty which is more to the point of this blog, but that will have to wait. The poetry comes first.
All the Hemispheres - Hafiz
Leave the familiar for a while.
Let your senses and bodies stretch out
Like a welcomed season
Onto the meadow and shores and hills.
Open up to the Roof.
Make a new watermark on your excitement
Like a blooming night flower,
Bestow your vital fragrance of happiness
Upon our intimate assembly.
Change rooms in your mind for a day.
All the hemispheres in existence
Lie beside an equator
In your heart.
In your thousand other forms
As you mount the hidden tide and travel
All the hemispheres in heaven
Are sitting around a fire
While stitching themselves together
Into the Great Circle inside of