Soul mate

Soul mate
by Mahvash Shahegh

Shams of Tabriz was
Rumi’s soul mate
And Golestan
Rumi and Forough both
Changed their love into a poem
The eternal poem!
Shams became Rumi’s god, (my God, my Shams)
And Golestan a “re-birth” for Forough (my existence, all, is a dark verse…)
The sudden departure of both
Made their soul mates
The eternal writer and whiner!
Will I ever
have a poem?

[Persian original]


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