Flight Lessons (white raku, paint)

"What do the dancing white birds say, looking down upon the meadows? All that you think is rain is not. Behind the veil Hafiz and angels sometimes weep, because most eyes are rarely glad, And your divine beauty is still too frightened to unfurl its thousand swaying arms. The earth has disappeared beneath my feet. Illusion fled from all my ecstasy: Now like a radiant sky creature God keeps opening. God keeps opening inside of me." (Hafiz)