All the HemispheresLeave the familiar for a while.Let your senses and bodies stretch out
Like a welcomed seasonOnto the meadows and shores and hills.
Open up to the Roof.Make a new water-mark on your excitementAnd love.Like a blooming night flower,Bestow your vital fragrance of happinessAnd givingUpon our intimate assembly.
Change rooms in your mind for a day.
All the hemispheres in existenceLie beside an equatorIn your heart.
Greet YourselfIn your thousand other formsAs you mount the hidden tide and travelBack home.All the hemispheres in heavenAre sitting around a fireChattingWhile stitching themselves togetherInto the Great Circle inside ofYou.
From: 'The Subject Tonight is Love'
Translated by Daniel Ladinsky
Hafez (1316 – 1390)