Monday, January 10, 2011
Hafiz was a mystical Persian poet who lived from 1326 until 1390 CE. The poems are full of love and longing for union with the divine. They are written in metaphor, in beautiful code, making them rich with imagery and mystery. Perfect for contemplation.
The lines this morning include:
O morning breeze, bring your happy face as soon as you can
To the Beloved’s Street!
I find the experience evoked by the lines to be so accessible – the joy of feeling the gentle morning air on my skin…and yet it means so much more.
Today I am reading it to say something like:
O divine messenger, O muse, touch me with sacred inspiration
In this place where I sit to pray and meditate!