A CRYSTAL RIM
Lifts its glass to the sun
And light — light
Comes and sits on a crystal rim
And from my forest cave I
So I run to the edge of existence
And join my soul in love.
I lift my heart to Beloved
And grace is poured.
An emerald bird rises from inside me
And now sits
Upon the Beloved’s
I have left that dark cave forever.
My body has blended with His.
I lay my wing
As a bridge to you
So that you can join us
(“The Gift” – versions of Hafiz by Daniel Ladinsky)
Canadian poet P.K. Page describes a phantom bird in This Heavy Craft.
Here is an enlightening article on Hafiz and Maharishi’s Science of Consciousness by Rebecca Busch.
Found this lovely YouTube channel by Enea B, which combines poetry with visuals and music.
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