Wednesday, August 24, 2011

poetry sillage


don't feel like writing a poem,
instead, I will light the incense-burning vessel
filled with myrrh, jasmine, and frankincense,
and the poem will grow in my heart
like the flowers in my garden.

- student of Hāfez
خواجه شمس‌الدین محمد حافظ شیرازی
15h century AD

Perfumery and Ritual: The Use of Incense, Flowers, Distillates, and Aromatic Objects in Asia. Workshop took place at Universitat Heidelberg click here

incense peppermint click here 

Nathaniel Musselman incense crafter click here

smells so good click here

photos: Fallen Leaves and Trail Lura Astor