Navigators Reverie: Beneath a Canopy of Stars: This is work in progress a new series of images which incorporates some fresh photography juxtapositioned with images of vintage celestial maps.
Let us be like
two falling stars in the day sky.
Let no one know of our sublime beauty
as we hold hands with God
Into a sacred existence that defies –
Every description of ecstasy
Hazrat Hāfez-e Shīrāzī r.a
Flowers every night
Blossom in the sky;
Peace in the Infinite;
At peace am I.
Sighs a hundredfold
From my heart arise;
My heart, dark and cold,
Flames with my sighs.
Hazrat Maulana Jalal-ad-Din Muhammad Rumi (r.a)
The hidden banner is planted in the temple of the sky;
there the blue canopy decked with the moon
and set with bright jewels is spread.
There the light of the sun and the moon is shining:
still your mind to silence before that splendour.
Kabîr says: “He who has drunk of this nectar,
wanders like one who is mad.”
The Songs of Kabir, tr. by Rabindranath Tagore