October 5, 2006

Circles


The moon is most happy
When it is full.

And the sun always looks
Like a perfectly minted gold coin

That was just Polished
And placed in flight
By God's playful Kiss.

And so many varieties of fruit
Hang plump and round

From branches that seem like a Sculptor's hands.

I see the beautiful curve of a pregnant belly
Shaped by a soul within,

And the Earth itself,
And the planets and the Spheres –

I have gotten the hint:

There is something about circles
The Beloved likes.

Hafiz,
Within the Circle of a Perfect One

There is an Infinite Community
Of Light.

~Hafiz

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Circles translated by Daniel Ladinsky
Art by Nat Krate

5 comments:

isaiah said...

aaahhh!

Mara said...

BEAUTIFUL ... and there's a full moon tomorrow !

Love love love ..............

Meredith said...

"The stars about the beautiful moon again hide their radiant shapes, when she is full and shines at her brightest on all the earth"

Sappho.

"James" said...

The beauty of the cycle of life.

"James" said...

...and gift of the cycle of life.