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20 May 2011 @ 11:14 am
All the Hemispheres  
All the Hemispheres, by Hafiz (Translated by Daniel Ladinsky)


Leave the familiar for a while.
Let your senses and bodies stretch out

Like a welcomed season
Onto the meadows and shores and hills.

Open up to the Roof.
Make a new water-mark on your excitement
And love.

Like a blooming night flower,
Bestow your vital fragrance of happiness
And giving
Upon our intimate assembly.

Change rooms in your mind for a day.

All the hemispheres in existence
Lie beside an equator
In your heart.

Greet Yourself
In your thousand other forms
As you mount the hidden tide and travel
Back home.

All the hemispheres in heaven
Are sitting around a fire
Chatting

While stitching themselves together
Into the Great Circle inside of
You.
 
 
I'm feeling: happyglad
 
 
 
existential hot showerveek on May 20th, 2011 03:29 pm (UTC)
<3
Molotov Coqtizeestiplika on May 20th, 2011 06:40 pm (UTC)
"Change rooms in your mind for a day."

Love that, in particular.