Daily Archives: September 17, 2008

Lovers it is time to set out from the world

yellow tulip

yellow tulip

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

The Divani Shamsi Tabriz, XXXVI

taken by Pentax K10D, at Istanbul