Great Circle of Fire

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.

― شمس الدین محمد حافظ /
Shams-al-Din Mohammad Hafez,
(1325 – 1389 )

From: ‘The Subject Tonight is Love’

Translated by Daniel Ladinsky

Love All.

compiled : ram H singhal


Fragrant Breeze

( Monday poetry Blog )

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