The Earth Will Be Pawing

For Amir Zamanifar

The Earth Will Be Pawing
by Sheema Kalbasi

The words are pealing

on a moist Tuesday morning

to be a reminder of the mortality

of all. The pain, a burning ocean causes

while it pours through the fist,

and the fist pushes through the heart.

And we mourn you, my friend,

to forget you once walked in

a Praha market to buy strawberries, to

take photos, and send them where

you were loved by a mother cradle to

grave. But do not ask me where,

and do not ask me when the earth will be

pawing the air for your rebirth.


Amir Zamanifar was a reporter for Radio Farda who was killed along with his colleage Rosa Ajiri in a car accident last week. See here.


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Touching Tribute Sheema Jaan !



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by Jahanshah Javid on

Incredibly moving.

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by kfravon on

You will always be in my heart. I miss you terribly....

Thank you Sheema jan for the beautiful tribute.


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by yolanda on

It is so sad that a brilliant young man died so unexpectedly. Thank you for the tribute!