The Persian Winter
A fire crackles A tray of nuts awaits A book of poetry beckons Inside, Hafez holds court Wise and receiving A bowl of pomegranate seeds winks A candle burns bright and true Mother’s quilt kind and soft The long night outside
.. The Persian woman sits Focused and hopeful A prayer on her lips The book warming her hands The candle calling her close The fire whispering her dreams Mehr embracing her As she opens the book The long night outside .. Wisdom said Hopes expressed Fears vanished Tomorrow a beautiful image Today a blissful addition The Persian Winter looms Warm and kind Receiving and soothing The long night outside.