Sometimes one of life’s great joys is simply plucking a long-abandoned book off one’s own shelves and getting lost in its magic. Found on my poetry shelf The Subject Tonight Is Love, 60 Wild and Sweet Poems of Hafiz by Daniel Ladinsky and settled into a bench at the waterfront. A favorite:
Let your senses and bodies stretch out
Onto the meadows and shores and hills.
Make a new water-mark on your excitement
Bestow your vital fragrance of happiness
Upon our intimate assembly.
Lie beside an equator
In your heart.
In your thousand other forms
As you mount the hidden tide and travel
Are sitting around a fire
Into the Great Circle inside of