Am I a dream dreaming a dream that…

Am I a poet?

Struggling to write

The poem of poems?

Or am I a poem?

Struggling to be written?

Am I a lighthouse?

Rooted in the Sonora

Calling to hills,

Cacti, mountain lions, bats,

Even to the moon

To consider evolution?

Am I rainbow?

With one foot in the winds

And one foot in the waves

Intoxicated by my own colors and lights

Yet frightened by my temporariness

Begging existence

To let me exist

A spark longer?

Am I an abandoned Karevan-sara?

Delapitating in the city of strangers

Or a journeyer stranded on a deserted road

With an empty suitcase

Banished to waiting with emptiness

Even waiting for waiting?

Am I a tottering turtle?

Bent under the burden of my back

Dreaming of flying beyond clouds

And beyond legends

To ask the stars

“What is life – and why does it go so slow and yet so fast?”

Am I an eagle?

Wishing to dive to the bottom of the sea

Where fish souls and tired waves

Sleep together on peace and sands

Where hot springs spring

And ask the invisible inhabitants there

About the origin of defective genes?

Am I a young man?

Luminous with curiousity

About consciousness and conscience

Or a new old man

Tempted by new love

While reminiscing about an old love

And wondering how being ascends to not being

And how not being ascends to being

Or how temporariness extends to infinity?

Who am I?

Am I nothing?



Am I a dream?

Dreaming a dream

That human love

Will transcend God's harsh will?

Am I a fallen god?

With shrunken power and knowledge

Able to create

Only poems and stories

Despite my brimming ideas?

Despite my brimming hopes?

Despite my brimming love?

Professor Manoucher Parvin is a scientist, novelist, and poet and not a bad cook to boot! Among other things he is also a chess adict! His latest published novel/epic poem is, “Dardedel: Rumi, Hafez, and Love in New York“.

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