Hafiz-You can return to Springtime whenever you want. And your greatest pleasures, don’t let their memory ever fade; let them be as they should, a genuine guide and friend, ever there to take you back again to what made you happy once—or brought you deeper into the Heart. Wanting to be other than where you are—who cursed you like that? Break that spell…anywhere your soul might someday call home, come to your senses—you carry that inside now, so don’t look shortchanged. Things can only appear dismal until that one eye opens and the sacred flame makes you squint. You can return to the Divine Season at a flex of your will’s might, and be the luminous sphere in the sky, raining on us, as it does.
Swami Yogananda Yogada or Tissue-Will System: “In tension I put forth energy into the body and in relaxation I withdraw it.”
The Lake Isle of Innisfree
BY WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS
I will arise and go now, and go to Innisfree,
And a small cabin build there, of clay and wattles made;
Nine bean-rows will I have there, a hive for the honey-bee,
And live alone in the bee-loud glade.
And I shall have some peace there, for peace comes dropping slow,
Dropping from the veils of the morning to where the cricket sings;
There midnight’s all a glimmer, and noon a purple glow,
And evening full of the linnet’s wings.
I will arise and go now, for always night and day
I hear lake water lapping with low sounds by the shore;
While I stand on the roadway, or on the pavements grey,
I hear it in the deep heart’s core.
The Land of Nod
BY ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
From breakfast on through all the day
At home among my friends I stay,
But every night I go abroad
Afar into the land of Nod.
All by myself I have to go,
With none to tell me what to do —
All alone beside the streams
And up the mountain-sides of dreams.
The strangest things are there for me,
Both things to eat and things to see,
And many frightening sights abroad
Till morning in the land of Nod.
Try as I like to find the way,
I never can get back by day,
Nor can remember plain and clear
The curious music that I hear.