All the hemispheres

 

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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

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.

 

Hafez (1325–1390)

Khwāja Shamsu d-Dīn Muhammad Hāfez-e Shīrāzī

(*such dignity!* – errant)

image courtesy of Kijani_Lion

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All the Hemispheres

Kyle Thompson

All the hemispheres

 

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
 
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.

 

Hafez (1325–1390)

Khwāja Shamsu d-Dīn Muhammad Hāfez-e Shīrāzī

 

Image Kyle Thompson and Nicolas Scarpinato