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I speak frankly and that makes me happy:
I am the slave of love, I am free of both worlds.
I am a bird from heaven's garden. How do I describe that separation,
my fall into this snare of accidents?
I was an angel and highest paradise was my place.
Adam brought me to this monastery in the city of ruin.
The hours' caress, the pool and shade trees of paradise
were forgotten in the breeze from your alleyway.
There is nothing on the tablet of my heart but my love's tall alif.
What can I do? My master taught me no other letter.
No astrologer knew the constellations of my fate.
O lord, when I was born of mother earth which stars were rising?
Ever since I became a slave at the door of love's tavern
sorrows come to me each moment with congratulations.
The pupil of my eye drains the blood from my heart.
I deserve it. Why did I give my heart to the darling of others?
Wipe the tears from Hafiz's face with soft curls
or else this endless torrent will uproot me.
Hafiz - Ghazal 44 - The Green Sea of Heaven
Maui North Shore Hawaii
Windsurfing capital of the world and one of the most beautiful beaches on Maui.
Papa is the Hawaiian word for the flat table-like shelf of exposed reef which fronts the beautiful golden sands of Hookipa, between the sand and the Pacific Ocean. Makai of the papa the ocean is deep and the currents strong, usually pulling from the east to west on the windward side of the island.
The area is one of the best known shoreline landmarks on Maui.
In an archipelago like the Hawaiian Islands the water between islands is typically called a channel or passage. The channel between the islands of Maui and Molokai is called Pailolo Channel. Some say Pailolo means Pai (lift), oloolo (shifting) . Others say Pailolo means crazy fisherman, referring to the typical rough sea conditions. Knowing the meaning of Lolo in Hawaiian, the name Pailolo holds special significance and I think that is a better tran
October 15th, 2011
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