Thursday, January 31, 2013

heaven kicks away the blankets and sheets

that because of the wine's pureness
and the crystal clarity of the glass
the color of glass and wine were confused.
All is glass - or, no, all is wine.
All is wine - or, no, all is glass.
When the sky is tainted
with the colors of the sun
heaven kicks away the blankets and sheets,
the shadows of nothingness.  Day and Night
make peace with each other:
thus have the world's affairs been ordered.

~ Fakhruddin 'Iraqi
from Divine Flashes
art by Lynda Lehmann