Party On A Limb

“BLACK FOREST” installation, ceramic, sand, 2008


In a Tree House


Will someday split you open
Even if your life is now a cage,

For a divine seed, the crown of destiny,
Is hidden and sown on an ancient, fertile plain
You hold the title to.

Love will surely bust you wide open
Into an unfettered, blooming new galaxy

Even if your mind is now
A spoiled mule.

A life-giving radiance will come,
The Friend’s gratuity will come –

O look again within yourself,
For I know you were once the elegant host
To all the marvels in creation.

From a sacred crevice in your body
A bow rises each night
And shoots your soul into God.

Behold the Beautiful Drunk Singing One
From the lunar vantage point of love.

He is conducting the affairs
of the whole universe

While throwing wild parties
In a tree house – on a limb
In your heart.

~ Hafiz



4 Responses to “Party On A Limb”

  1. Pam on November 7th, 2014

    I remember this installation! So nice to visit it again along with the words of Hafiz. Thank you Cathy!
    P.S. Was this post done on your new computer?!

  2. Irene on November 7th, 2014

    Powerful words, Cathy, thank you. And as someone who is planning on retiring in the desert, that installation really resonates.

  3. Jenny on November 7th, 2014

    Utterly beautiful, all of it.

  4. Jennifer on November 7th, 2014

    That installation is absolutely magnificent! Love seeing all of your art that you post, but this was special. I can envision you molding all of those pieces, some so strong and some so delicate. Thanks for sharing.

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