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    Worm said God is apple.
    Canary said God is the hand full of seeds.
    Goldfish called God
    the water in aquarium.
    Lion said God is jungle.
    Human was quiet
    with eyes wet.


    If there is no rain my tears are.
    If there is no dawn
    the beauty of dusk is.
    And if we can’t wash moments
    we can wash the hands of mind
    in the river of time.

    If there is no spring
    there is autumn
    with colorful leaves.


    Crows are alike.
    They sew light to darkness.
    Crows are plaguy.
    They blacken the horizon
    but crows don’t know
    that the life will go on
    with them or without.


    You light the fire.
    The fire evaporates my heart.
    The cloud rains.
    The rain mixes with my blood
    goes to my eyes
    falls on soil.
    Soil gives it to sun.
    Sun puts it in clouds.
    My lips taste the rain.
    The rain travels through my veins
    to my heart
    putting off the fire for a while.


    When silkworm must die
    a pair of wings
    is given to her.
    She flies toward a flame
    and burns.

                       Hooman Shahkar

    Date of birth: 27 August 1968 Tehran, Iran
    Nationality: Persian
    Religion: I believe all good things in Christianity, Buddhism,
                Hinduism, Judaism, Zoroastrianism & Islam.
    Education: medical doctor, graduated in 1999 from University of
                Szeged, Hungary.
    My favorite poets: Rumi, Omar Khayyam & Hafez (3 Persian poets)
    I started to write poetry seriously since 2001.
    A few of my works have been published on various poetry web sites.

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