“All the Hemispheres” — Hafez

In celebration of the solstice with the Persian tradition of seeking the divination of Hafez and for my lovely friend Leila whose visit conjured up good times past, contemplated who we have been and become, and inspired possibilities of days ahead…

All the Hemispheres


Leave the familiar for a while.
Let your senses and bodies stretch out

Like a welcomed season
Onto the meadow and shores and hills.

Open up to the Roof.
Make a new watermark 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


While stitching themselves together
Into the Great Circle inside of



      One of These Things First --Nick Drake - Nick Drake

4 thoughts on ““All the Hemispheres” — Hafez”

  1. No More Leaving

    Some point
    Your relationship
    With God
    Become like this:

    Next time you meet Him in the forest
    Or on a crowded city street

    There won’t be anymore


    That is,

    God will climb into
    Your pocket.

    You will simply just take