Friday, November 13, 2009

TO THE SIZE OF A WINDOW






In a room as big as loneliness
my heart
which is as big as love
looks at the simple pretexts of its happiness
at the beautiful decay of flowers in the vase
at the sapling you planted in our garden
and the song of canaries
which sing to the size of a window.


{From one of my favorite poems ever, Another Birth by Forough Farrokhzad}

12 comments:

Line said...

one word lovely!!

Shaista said...

I do love this poem Shokoofeh, and I will check out the poet now. Thankyou for the link. And if you ever feel like it, do share more Iranian poets here... in England it is not easy to come across Middle Eastern poets... I would particularly love to read women poets... do you have a favourite?

emily said...

that poem is moving. there is so much to take from it...

Paulina said...

These photos have feeling. You are so talented!!!

Karin said...

What a beautiful poem, Shokoofeh. Really touching.

Shokoofeh said...

~Shaista~
Aw sure! I would love to share my favorite poems here with you!!! :)

~Paulina~
Thanks girl!

Shaddy said...

Splendid words!

Thank you for posting them, you sweetie.

Ida Nielsen said...

Beautiful pictures, beautiful words!!

Jeanne-ming said...

stunning photos and a moving poem. Is The LOVE still away?

Shokoofeh said...

~Jeanne-ming~
Yes dear... But so soon we will meet!

trinsch said...

such a beautiful poem accompanied by very emotional and strong photos! thanks!

down comforter said...

Lovely post :)