Neda Hakim Sarraf

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My Beloved
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In the land of swans
Under the stars of one roof
Within winged messengers
I burnt all Theories on the stake
Beyond the shell of the flesh
Intoxicated by my lovers touch
Swept off by a wink in a glance
I soared on sapphire feathers
I pledged allegiance to my beloved
willed all illusions to the dust
I dived into drunkenness
Drunken by the pearls of wisdom
I built a bridge in silence
trailed by the holy grail
I weaved a nest with saffron threads
Hidden from the claws of darkness
Guarded by lovebirds and the light
Under the robe of humanness
Inside the eternal rose
Seeds of love grew wings
Caterpillars freed the butterflies
as I slide into my beloved.
Now, I and my beloved dance as one
In the land of swans
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Neda Hakim Sarraf
© 2013

“Baby Doll” by L. K. Thayer

Photo by VC Ferry

Photo by VC Ferry

time

beats you up
it can forget you
crack
your

composure

and leave you
at the train station
holding

your
luggage

baby doll

care for yourself
rock yourself
cradle your
beloved

little
self

even if
you’ve
been left
on the shelf

for
another
toy

L. K. Thayer

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