Siavash Kasrai

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Siavash Kasrai

An Ode To A Tree

    You are the tall figure of desire, O' tree

    The sky embraces you at all times
    You are tall, O' tree

    Your hands are full of stars and your soul full of spring
    You are beautiful, O' tree

    When winds make a nest in your tangled leaves,
    When winds comb your green hair,
    You are fantastic, O' tree

    When the wild fingers of rain grasp you,
    In its cold feast
    You are the sad, sweet-singing musician, O' tree

    Under your feet,
    Here is night and night-struck people whose eyes
    Have not seen the day
    How is it that you have seen the day?
    How is it that you have seen the sun?
    And you are amazingly gazing at them, O' tree!

    As you bound the earthly people by a thousand strings,
    Don't be scared of thunder,
    Don't be scared of lightning.
    You will prevail, O' tree

    Don't rebel, O'scared tree that like our hope,
    You are with us, but still lonely, O' tree.

By Siavash Kasrai