O’ rose last night, the morning fire cup thou drankest at poppy, that from eternity without beggining with the iron mark of love was born, we are
Colour your prayer mat with wine, if Mentor bids you, traveler knows the custom and the road
The fourth level of ascension refers to the fact that the lover is needless to everything other than love and adornment. In this verse, Hafiz believes love is the mythical elixir and that he is blessed, as he does not need anything else for he is in love. The inside base of this goblet, the level to which wine is poured, has a layer of golden glaze implying wine/love as the elixir. The three unusual legs of the goblet represent an alembic, a medieval laboratory apparatus to communicate the alchemic nature to the user.