“baby and birds”

i am moved by the weight of sound

and the scent of steaming raindrops

as they course over the bitter blacktop

lungs filled with hot summer air

my mind simmering like the day

and i touch the broken grass

it tickles my stocking feet

while i gaze into the canopy

birds are speaking loudly

they want me to hear

for their lyrics are profound

where will they be

when comes the snow and ice

in some great distant land

singing praises there

i am stirred by the shifting light of dusk

it makes of me a fool

hiding truth amidst the darkness

what strange sounds come now

in backyards

outside the dusty window panes

and i touch the stained glass

its texture feels my fingers

tracing out all the history

that has passed through in colored light

so make for me this bed

for in sleep i shall remember

what comes in days and hours

forming rhymes and rhythms

swinging in the dreaming hammock

and waking to devour

i am lifted by this spirit

so lonely in the darkness

i have fallen from my perch

feeling momentary sadness

but when i see her face

her golden baby smile

i take her out to see the birds

perhaps she can translate for awhile

-Jason Cyrus Akhtarekhavari 8/3/12

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2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Olivia on August 17, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    You have such a talent for painting a picture with words! I read this one several times, and it just gets more beautiful. – Olivia

    Reply

    • Thank you for the compliment! It means a great deal to me. My style of poetry is really about just that, using words and language to create something beautiful. I like to leave the meaning and interpretation up to the reader. That way it becomes their own and so lives in many different ways according to the connection and emotional response that each person gets from what they have read.

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