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Kerouac at his finest...if I were to describe my fears and hopes without using labels or bias, I would probably find myself articulating in a similar way

You're only counting your thorns While the world sees your rose - Amazing! Such deep and powerful words

Forough Farrokhzad’s iconic, widely quoted poem (Rebirth, 1962) . . The Bird May Die I feel sad, I feel blue. I go outside and rub my cold fingers- on the sleek shell of the silent night. I see that all lights of contact are dark, All routes to relate us- are blocked. Nobody will introduce me to the sun, Nobody will take me- to the gathering of doves. Keep the flight in mind! The bird may die. . . (my translation, September 2006, Montreal) . by: Persian Poetry in English

"Sometimes you get discouraged Because I am so small, And always leave my fingerprints On furniture and walls. But everyday I'm growing, I'll be grown up someday, And all these tiny handprints Will simply fade away. So here's a final handprint Just so you can recall, Exactly how my fingers looked When I was very small" For father's day or other...