Friday, September 19, 2008

Change rooms in your mind for a day.

Shiva's Om
Original Artwork by Teal Marie Chimblo


All the Hemispheres


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.

– Hafiz
Translated by Daniel Ladinsky

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6 comments:

CappyPrincess said...

I really like this idea and can see how this could have a very positive affect on a life. Thank you for sharing it.


ICLW

Mrs Woggie said...

I think I might have to give that a go.

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Kristin said...

Yay...another NC blogger. Hi from Cary.

That piece of art at the top of this post is gorgeous. I love the ideas in the post too.

ICLW

bendingbackwards said...

Great piece of artwork. The ideas are wonderful too.

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Martha said...

I felt my heart open while reading these beautiful words. Namaste. *ILCW*

Michelle said...

Great ideaand I love this painting.