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If you asked for a few words of comfort andguidance I would quickly kneel by your sideand offer you a whole book … — Hafez, from “Companion for LIfe,” Poetry of Presence: An Anthology of Mindfulness Poems, eds. Phyliis Cole-Davis & Ruby R. Wilson (Grayson Books, 2017)

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Forugh Farrokhzad

In a room the size of one lonelinessmy heartthe size of one lovelooks at the simple pretexts of its happiness,at the fading of the beauty of the flowers in the vaseat the sapling you planted in the garden of our houseat the song of the canariesthat sing to the size of one window. —Forugh Farrokhzad,… Continue reading Forugh Farrokhzad

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