Saturday, August 14, 2010

The Polisher

As everything changes overnight,
I praise the breaking of promises.

Whatever love wants, it gets,
not next year, now.

I swear by the one who never says tomorrow,
as the circle of the moon never agrees
to sell installments of light.
It gives all it has.

How do stories end?
Who shall explain them?

Every story is us. That is who we are,
from the beginning to no-matter-how-it-come-out.

Those who know the taste of a meal
are those who sit at a table and eat.

Lover and friend are one being,
and separate beings too,
as the polisher melts in the mirror's face.


Elisabeth said...

I love the last line here, 'as the polisher melts in the mirror's face'. It holds so many layers, like a mirror that folds in on itself and traces its way back through infinity. Thanks.

Faraz Pourreza-Jorshari said...

Beautiful poem, where can I find it in farsi? Thank you !

Ruth said...

Faraz, I'm sorry I don't know.