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Friday, March 30, 2012

That lamp That Needs No Oil




I have made the journey into Nothing.
I have lit that lamp that
Needs no oil.

I have cried great streams
Of emerald crystals 
On my scarred knees, begging love

To never again let me hear from
Any world

The sound of my own name,
Even from the voice of divine thought

Or see that pen you gave me God,
In the sun's or sky's skillful hand
Writing
Anything other than the word-
One.

I have made the journey to Nothing.
I have become that flame that needs
No fuel.

Beloved,
Now what need is there to ever
Call for Hafiz?

For if you did,
I would just step out
of You.
-Hafiz (translated by Daniel Ladinsky)


2 comments:

  1. Love that poem and your image is perfect for it.

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  2. Oh my glory girl, I could reach out an touch those lovely Cala lilies. What a beauty of a photo.

    Yep, I can see the light that never needs oil. What a wonderful poem sweetie.

    God bless ya and have yourself a blessed and beautiful week!!!

    Woohoo....I'm gonna!!! :o)

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