I hear a drum in my soul’s ear coming from the depths of the stars.


purple tulips, istanbul tulip festival, istanbul, pentax k10d

purple tulips, istanbul tulip festival, istanbul, pentax k10d

“Don’t let your throat tighten with fear. Take sips of breath all day and night, before death closes your mouth.”  Mevlana

Lovers
O lovers, lovers it is time
to set out from the world.

I hear a drum in my soul’s ear
coming from the depths of the stars.

Our camel driver is at work;
the caravan is being readied.

He asks that we forgive him
for the disturbance he has caused us,
He asks why we travelers are asleep.

Everywhere the murmur of departure;
the stars, like candles
thrust at us from behind blue veils,
and as if to make the invisible plain,
a wondrous people have come forth.

Mevlana (From The Divani Shamsi Tabriz, XXXVI)

taken by Pentax K10D, at Istanbul

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