You were the wrath of a rock with mouth opened.
With a face through which death has passed, you came back
with shoulders which changed the wind’s path.
Your hand disturbed the sleep of guns,
the sleep of mountain
"Don't leave the valley alone", you said
“Keep the spring in the village
and put on the winter around your arm.”
With the sorrow of a shepherd in the rain you sang
and began to walk away;
You left your grief for clouds
to take the valley every evening
to take my chest
and darken the walnut trees.
About the Author Hossein Rahmani was born in Mashhad, Iran (August 9th 1992). He is studying in the field of agroeconomy at University of Torbat Heydarieh. Also, his poems were published in Literati Quarterly (Spring 2016).
About the Artist Rebecca Pyle is both artist and writer. This summer she helped complete an almost endless gold-and-green mural full of Celtic knots and dragons on a stucco wall in Salt Lake City; many years ago she was a set painter for a theater company in Kansas. See artwork by Rebecca Pyle at rebeccapyleartist.wordpress.com.