Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
Today is the second day of the Theme Week for this month in which we are exploring the beauty of Persian (Iranian) poetry especially through the poems by Rumi, Hafiz and Saadi. In this Theme Week Hafiz plays the "leading role" because of the fact that he is one of the most loved Persian poets nowadays. His poetry is used by a lot of Persian (Iranian) people to get answers on "burning" questions.
As we saw yesterday in our first Theme Week episode ... the poems by Hafiz can give certain answers on deeper questions ... and today I think that's also true.
The title of this episode "lover" is extracted from a wonderful poem title "Let Thought Become Your Beautiful Lover" (part of "The Gift"). In this poem Hafiz describes the meaning of prayer through the idea of a beautiful woman. And if you read this poem again (and again) than it's almost a prayer. A prayer in praise of the Creator. Hafiz describes praying as a kind of love.
|Persian Lovers (painting)|
A warm body can.
Let prayer become your beautiful Lover
Become free of this whole world
stronger than weapons
praying to a Higher Power
gives me strength
eyes closed in devotion -
Lotus starts to bloom
only whispered prayers -
the scent of incense
seeking the wisdom of the Lord -
cry of an eagle
the sound of a gurgling brook
my mind in peace
offering them the gifts of nature
peace of mind
This episode is open for your submissions tonight at 7.00 PM (CET) and will remain open until March 25th at noon (CET). I will (try to) publish our next episode, morning breeze, later on. For now have fun!