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20-JUN-2008

IN NEED OF THE BREATH

My heart
Is an unset jewel
Upon the tender night
Yearning for its dear old friend
The Moon.

When the Nameless One debuts again
Ten thousand facets of my being unfurl wings
And reveal such a radiance inside
I enter a realm divine -
I too begin so sweetly cast light,
Like a lamp,
Through the streets of this
World.

My heart is an unset jewel
Upon existence
Waiting for the Friend's touch.

Tonight
My heart is an unset ruby
Offered bowed and weeping to the Sky.

I am dying in these cold hours
For the resplendent glance of God.

I am dying
Because of a divine remembrance
Of who - I really am.

Hafiz, tonight,
Your soul
Is a brilliant reed instrument

In need of the breath of the
Christ.

(Hafiz)

'The Gift' Poems by Hafiz - translations by Daniel Ladinsky


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Neal Nye04-Jul-2008 11:54
A perfect combination of words and image. So very good!
Masa's Photo Gallery04-Jul-2008 09:48
Brilliant shot & gorgeous colors ! ::vVv::
Steve Morris03-Jul-2008 19:26
Lovely floral graphic - the water drop is indeed a jewel at the heart!! BV
Tomasz Dziubinski - Photography03-Jul-2008 18:50
Beautiful image, Vote.
Gérard Koehl03-Jul-2008 18:32
Magnifique macro... V
Sandi Whitteker03-Jul-2008 16:44
Fabulous macro Suzanne! Colors are gorgeous and wonderful focus on the water beads.
Marcia Colelli03-Jul-2008 11:52
very nice capture of the waterdrop, nice composition V
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