tulips, In every moment I shape an idol.


yellow tulip, Istanbul Tulip Festival 2008

yellow tulip, Istanbul Tulip Festival 2008, Pentax K10d

I am a sculptor, a molder of form.

In every moment I shape an idol.

But then, in front of you, I melt them down.

I can rouse a hundred forms
and fill them with spirit,
but when I look into your face,
I want to throw them in the fire.

My souls spills into yours and is blended.
Because my soul has absorbed your fragrance,
I cherish it.

Every drop of blood I spill
informs the earth,
I merge with my Beloved
when I participate in love.

In this house of mud and water,
my heart has fallen to ruins.

Enter this house, my Love, or let me leave.

Mevlana

The Divani Shamsi Tabriz, XXXIV

taken by Pentax K10D, at Istanbul

2 responses to “tulips, In every moment I shape an idol.

  1. thank Buddy, see you again.

  2. Every time I come here and read the poems that you post I am touched. The pictures are beautiful and it is fitting that they should be surrounded with these wonderful words.

    Thanks for this blog

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