ALL THE HEMISPHERES
Leave the familiar for a while. Let your senses
and bodies stretch out
like a welcomed season onto meadows 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
Change rooms in your mind for a day. All the
hemispheres in existence lie beside an equator
in your soul.
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 campfire chatting, while
stitching themselves together into the great circle
inside of you.
Translation by Daniel Ladinsky, A Year With Hafiz: Daily Contemplations