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And
For no reason
I start skipping like a child.

And
For no reason
I turn into a leaf
That is carried so high
I kiss the sun’s mouth
And dissolve.

And
For no reason
A thousand birds
Choose my head for a conference table,
Start passing their
Cups of wine
And their wild songbooks all around.

And
For every reason in existence
I begin to eternally,
To eternally laugh and love!

When I turn into a leaf
And start dancing,
I run to kiss our beautiful Friend
And I dissolve in the Truth
That I Am.

~Hafiz
Translated by Ladinsky

Davis Park, Fire Island,
New York, United States

Nikon D70
edited in photoshop

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Comments

  • Vitta
    Vittaabout 4 years ago

    Excellent image!!!

  • thank you Vitta!

    – tori yule

  • rodeorose
    rodeoroseabout 4 years ago

    Tori I love the silvery blues…and the amazing verse you have included. xx
    .
    To eternally laugh and love

  • I’m glad you like this Rosie,
    To eternally laugh and love
    What could be better than that!

    – tori yule

  • Antanas
    Antanasabout 4 years ago

    lovely shot

  • thank you Antanas

    – tori yule

  • nadine henley
    nadine henleyabout 4 years ago

    such peaceful and beautiful tones, tori! love it!

  • Thank you my friend, I appreciate you and your kind comments.

    – tori yule

  • Corri Gryting Gutzman
    Corri Gryting ...about 4 years ago

    Love the image and the words!

  • thank you Corri

    – tori yule

  • Qnita
    Qnitaabout 4 years ago

  • Thank you!

    – tori yule

  • Rob Beckett
    Rob Beckettabout 4 years ago

    Really love the processing of this image reminds me of a Phillips Fox painting from the late 1890’s

  • Thank you Rob!

    – tori yule

  • allicata
    allicataabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful verse, I really love that and this image so much like an oil painting really beautiful silver tones like Rosie said. ;-)

  • Thank you Alli, I appreciate that!

    – tori yule

  • Isa Rodriguez
    Isa Rodriguezabout 4 years ago

    truly a work of art, tori. excellent in form and words. gotta love the feeling of old memories

  • Thank you Isa, I’m glad you liked it. I appreciate your great comment. It means a lot to me.

    – tori yule

  • Tainia Finlay
    Tainia Finlayabout 4 years ago

    Outstanding both image & words Tori .. you remind me of the joy of being by the ocean!!!

  • Thank you Tai, i appreciate your words.

    – tori yule

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