Tuesday, February 16, 2010

A Suspended Blue Ocean

The sky
Is a suspended blue ocean.
The stars are the fish
That swim.
The planets are the white whales
I sometimes hitch a ride on,
And the sun and all light
Have forever fused themselves
Into my heart and upon
My skin.
There is only one rule
On this Wild Playground,
For every sign Hafiz has ever seen
Reads the same.
They all say,
"Have fun, my dear; my dear, have fun,
In the Beloved's Divine
O, in the Beloved's
~Hafiz, Translated by Daniel Ladinsky

Shakura Cathryn
Even after all this time
The Sun never says to the Earth
'You owe me'
Look what happens
With a love like that,
It lights the whole sky.

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