Monday, November 09, 2015

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Things Are Not What They Seem...

Things Are Not What They Seem

Nor Are They Otherwise.

- Laṅkāvatāra Sūtra

(Made - rather randomly - from one piece of paper: a vintage Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority map.)

Monday, July 06, 2015

Sunday, March 08, 2015

This place where you are right now god circled on a map for you.

This place where you are right now
God circled on a map for you.

Wherever your eyes and arms and heart can move
Against the earth and sky.
The Beloved has bowed there—

Our Beloved has bowed there knowing
You were coming.

I could tell you a priceless secret about
Your real worth, dear pilgrim,

But any unkindness to yourself,
Any confusion about others,

Will keep one
From accepting the grace, the love,
The sublime freedom
Divine knowledge always offers to you.

Never mind, Hafiz, about
The great requirements this path demands
Of the wayfarers,

For your soul is too full of wine tonight
To withhold the wondrous Truth from this world.

But because I am so clever and generous,
I have already clearly woven a resplendent lock
Of Her tresses

As a remarkable truth and gift
In this poem and you.

- Hafiz of Persia