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Kamand Kojouri
String theory makes sense to me because the universe is a symphony that creates harmony with the vibration of our strings.
Kamand Kojouri
What is life? Life is living in this moment, experiencing and experimenting but experience isn't life. Life is reflecting and meditating but reflection isn't life. Life is helping and guiding but philanthropy isn't life. Life is eating and drinking but food isn't life. Life is reading and dancing but art isn't life. Life is kissing and pleasuring but sex isn't life. Life is winning and losing but competition isn't life. Life is loving and caring but love isn't life. Life is birthing and nurturing but children aren't life. Life is letting go and surrendering but death isn't life. Life is all these things but all these things aren't life. Life is always more.
Kamand Kojouri
The reason for the past is only revealed in the future.
Kamand Kojouri
Make no mistake about it. We are born blind, deaf, and mute. It is neither these eyes that give us sight, nor these ears that give us sound. It is not even these lips that give us voice. It is only love. Love makes us seek beauty and truth. Love yearns to connect. To experience. To understand. So close your eyes at once. Don't utter a word. Perk up your ears and listen to that silent sound inside you where all this is found.
Kamand Kojouri
To understand and be understood is to be at peace
Kamand Kojouri
Why wait to forgive and let go only after you have sufficiently wallowed in your despair? Why not forgive and let go now?
Kamand Kojouri
A poetess is not as selfishas you assume.After months of agonising over her marriage of words
Kamand Kojouri
I was mistaken when I said you live in my heart. How absurd I was when you live in my fingertips so that everything I touch is you. How foolish I was when you live in my toes so that everywhere I go there's you. How senseless of me to say you live in my heart when you breathe in my lungs, walk on my mind, and drink in my mouth. I came to pen another poem for you, but even every unwritten poem is you.
Kamand Kojouri
Kiss your scars. Fall in love with them. They ought to serve as life-affirming reminders
Kamand Kojouri
Let borders become sunlight so we traverse this Earth as one nation and drive the darkness out.
Kamand Kojouri
Kiss your scars. Fall in love with them. They ought to serve as life-affirming reminders
Kamand Kojouri
Name and form are simply illusions of separation. Love doesn't make us blind; rather, it erases the illusions so we can see clearly.
Kamand Kojouri
I spent all nightweaving a poem for you to wear. You look so beautifulwhen you wear my light.
Kamand Kojouri
The best traveler is one without a camera.
Kamand Kojouri
How freeing of a thought: instead of worrying about leaving a legacy, to leave no trace of one's existence. How liberating indeed!
Kamand Kojouri
God's existence is reaffirmed once we fall in with another.
Kamand Kojouri
Ignorance might be bliss. But self-forgetfulness is pure ecstasy.
Kamand Kojouri
Maybe love at first sight isn't what we think it is. Maybe it's recognising a soul we loved in a past life and falling in love with them again.
Kamand Kojouri
You need to keep hurting until you realise you never needed to hurt in the first place.
Kamand Kojouri
Having drunk the dregs of Your Love, I am intoxicated beyond recognition. Now, I only pray for the nearness of You so I may advance in my annihilation.
Kamand Kojouri
Love is our most basic human value and also our highest potential.
Kamand Kojouri
You know how it goes:at some point in your life, you fell in love with someone and had a glimpse of God.Then you abandoned life and loverand started celebratingyour love for God.
Kamand Kojouri
Knowing you,I became mindless.Having wasted previous wishes,I'm riddled with regretsFeeling you,I became hopeless.Adrift in chasms,I surrender to a caress.Loving you,I became love.My universe became love.Planets rotate on love's axes andapples fall to be near their beloveds.No longer a rationalist, I assert my existence with love. I love, therefore I exist,therefore I love.
Kamand Kojouri
I think, therefore I am?No, I simply am.I am. I am. I am.I will still be if I didn't think. In fact, it is only then that I would step into a different dimension of consciousness.Yes, I will still be if I didn't think. I will still be if I stopped breathing. I will still be because you still are. My words are written and you are receiving them. We are dancing. We are making love.And when you stop reading them, they will still be because nothing ever truly ceases to exist. There is not a thing that is not. Every thought, energy, and vibration is recycled. I am and I will continue to be because I manifest as the universe, therefore I will continue to manifest as the universe.
Kamand Kojouri
Like a pair of old slippers,I feel comfort andwarmth as I slip into you.No, that is too crude.Like the match to the wick,I ignite when we touch.My counterpart andlife's purpose.Yes, as though I've known you my whole life.Every scar, every failurehas become an affirmationof what should be:You.Yes, as though I've loved you my whole life.
Kamand Kojouri
Don't say to yourself, 'Everyone argues!' to justify and normalise your fighting, when the most natural thing is to love.
Kamand Kojouri
If I had to choose between all the books in the world and you, then I would choose to read your body for the rest of my life.
Kamand Kojouri
Let us remember to always rediscover one anotherbecause we are forever changing.
Kamand Kojouri
These poems are cupsthat I pour my life into.Here, Drink!
Kamand Kojouri
The greatest moments in our lives occur when we surrender: birth, love, and death.
Kamand Kojouri
I think falling in love is like discovering the magic of books. You think to yourself, 'how was I living before this?
Kamand Kojouri
Because even if you spend your life chasing the immaterial, listening to the most exquisite classical music and getting drunk off of stunning vistas of mountains and waterfalls, all of it isn't worth a dime if you aren't sharing it with someone. Everything amounts to that. True, we must experience most things in solitude to grow, create, destroy and grow again, but our pleasure and joy reaches a threshold in isolation. It is the worst thing to become an island. One must become the whole world.
Kamand Kojouri
To begin to know ourselves we must have sincere conversations with ourselves as if with a good friend. We must answer without reserve, listen without judgement, and accept without condition. That is self-love.
Kamand Kojouri
You must be more alive than life.You must see darkness danceand hear silence sing.You must be more awake than lightfor we aren't born sleepingand we shouldn't live sleeping.Only then will death's slumberbecome sweet.
Kamand Kojouri
To live in love is my life's purpose.
Kamand Kojouri
Does God knowthe number of kissesbefore we fall in love?Yesterday, I was nobodyand I believed myself important.Today,I feel my worth in you.You, with your emerald eyes and ebony hair,even your heartbeat is beautiful.You, who is my greatest joy,all other concerns vanish in your presence.You swallow timeand consume space,inspiring all my passionwith a single embrace.I love your existence.
Kamand Kojouri
I haven't written you a poem in years it seems.How can it be my faultwhen the words to describe you have not yet been created?When the alphabet lacks the very letters?How can it be my fault when your loveliness only growsby the time I reach for pen and paper?Tell me how I am at faultwhen I am only a beginner in poemsand you are exquisite poetry?To write you in words is to put a veil upon you.Why must I writewhen I can kiss you instead?
Kamand Kojouri
The only path wide enough for us all is love.
Kamand Kojouri
You see herand ascend into love. You become enchanted, a found madman. In your love,you lose yourself and become her. You were once without her, now with her. You still feel her and descend into love. You become enraptured, a lost madman. In your love,you lost yourself and her. You were once with her, nowwithout her.
Kamand Kojouri
The only thing that comes close to defining me correctly is my love.
Kamand Kojouri
I write to understand what I know.
Kamand Kojouri
The greatest thinkers have attempted to find who we are where we come from and why we are here but the greatest enigmas to me are how your hair is a lasso that captures the stars how your eyes are lakes that drown my doubts and how your skin is the sun bursting all at once. If I knew these answers I'd know everything for you alone contain the entire universe.
Kamand Kojouri
Because you have been blessed with the gift of life, it is your duty to help others. We are all responsible for one another.
Kamand Kojouri
In the beginning was love, and love was with God, and love was God.
Kamand Kojouri
Art doesn't give rise to anything in us that isn't already there. It simply stirs our curious consciousness and sparks a fire that illuminates who we have always wanted to be.
Kamand Kojouri
To live, to truly live, one must consider each and every thing a blessing.
Kamand Kojouri
I will drive the world crazywith love poems for you.So they can know how magnificent you areand how crazy I am.
Kamand Kojouri
It is wonderful, this whole business of tickling and kissing God every night.
Kamand Kojouri
Do not avert your eyes.It is important that you see this.It is important that you feelthis.
Kamand Kojouri
We don't find Godin temples and cathedrals.We don't find Himby standing on a prayer rug or sitting in a pew.God appears when welove someone other than ourselves.And we continue to feel His presence when we do good for others.Because God is not foundin mosques and synagogues.He resides in ourhearts.
Kamand Kojouri
He knows all my thoughts. He knows all I've ever done and He loves me all the same. What is our purpose, you ask. It is to love like God.
Kamand Kojouri
I couldn't have dreamed you into existence because I didn't even know I needed you. You must have been sent to me.
Kamand Kojouri
The thing about love is that you will never run out of it. It's an ever-flowing river. So go ahead and LOVE. What are you saving all this love for
Kamand Kojouri
If you want to find God, then all you need to do is love.
Kamand Kojouri
For all these stars,nothing is new.They've seen all kinds of warsand miracles, too.They know the messengers with their holy bookswill smile and wash their hands in blood.They know the politicians with their good lookswill make the poor eat pies of mud.They've seen the Earth freeze and then burn with greed.They've seen the treesand the seas emptied.Yet, you won't hear their sneerswhen a man arrivesand, having experienced a number of years,proclaims: 'I have lived!'Because nothing is new under these stars:the lies, the love, the memories and scars, the ruin, the revolution, the fakes and true,the families, the friends, none of it is new.All of it
Kamand Kojouri
I am going to build a fortress of books.Will you come inside and live with me?
Kamand Kojouri
If I can't be your love, then let me be a simple brooch so I may rest a while against your chest. If I can't be your love, then let me be a forgotten coin so I may rest a while against your thigh. If I can't be your love, then let me be an unlit cigarette so I may rest a while in between your lips. If I can't be your love, then let me at least remain in these words so I may rest a while in your thoughts.
Kamand Kojouri
Everything I have become,everything I will ever accomplishcannot compare to my mostimpressive feat:I have loved youfiercelyand assiduouslywith the very marrowinside my bones. So that when I die, they can crack them to findyou there. So that when I die, they can open me upand see your name tattooed on the wall of my heart.So that when I die, my epitaph will neither commemoratewho I wasnor what I did, but will read:She loved.And loved. And loved.And so, I smile now,because that is no small thing.
Kamand Kojouri
Two great things happened to me. One was that I survived. The other was that I met you, because I knew why
Kamand Kojouri
I write because the security of your love allows me to develop my craft without concerning myself with trivialities
Kamand Kojouri
The first time I heard you laugh, I only wanted to say funny things so you would always be laughing. You know what happens to chocolate when you leave it out in the sun? I'm that unfortunate chocolate and you, you are the laughing sun. For this reason, I am offering myself to you not as a martyr or some selfless fool, but as a self-indulgent moth who actively pursues the light without much fear for the flame. The moth who revels in the heat and declares: Burn me.
Kamand Kojouri
Life is a concept, like the universe, that expands as soon as we reach what we think is its edge.
Kamand Kojouri
Poetry isn't an island, it is the bridge. Poetry isn't a ship, it is the lifeboat. Poetry isn't swimming. Poetry is water.
Kamand Kojouri
I was so blessed. The first person I gave my heart to was an angel who plucked the feathers off his wings and built a nest for it.
Kamand Kojouri
You do not have to be beautiful.You do not even have to be intelligent.All you have to do is practice kindness,for that is our purpose.
Kamand Kojouri
Because in truth, my love, if you have thought of me once then I have thought of you a thousand times. You have captured my heart. It is yours. I am at your mercy now
Kamand Kojouri
May we always be burdened with thinking of the suffering of others, for that is what it means to be human.
Kamand Kojouri
With you, I am. Without you, I am not.
Kamand Kojouri
I used to be lost in us. Blurred were the lines that separated us. But now, I see our togetherness in our separateness. I see the you in me and the me in you. We are two independent beings who complement one another like photographs that are beautiful on their own but are enhanced when juxtaposed, creating an altogether new photograph.
Kamand Kojouri
Worry notif you are in darknessand the void sucks you in further.This is not the place we go to die.It's where we are bornand our stories begin.
Kamand Kojouri
It's so easy to lose faith and become lost in all of the politics of the world. That's why we need the arts. To sublimate our frustration and anger into something beautiful. Freud called sublimation a virtuous defence mechanism because it is in the arts that we can find our humanity.
Kamand Kojouri
I wish for all of us the blindness of love that makes us see no faults in the other.
Kamand Kojouri
Like freshly cut roses, I place life in a vase... of love.
Kamand Kojouri
Think the tree that bears nutrition:though the fruits are picked, the plant maintains fruition.So give all the love you have.Do not hold any in reserve.What is given is not lost; it shall return.
Kamand Kojouri
If you wait until you find something to speak up for, something that you're passionate about that concerns you and attacks your own beliefs, then eventually, when the day finally arrives, you might also find that you have forgotten how to speak.
Kamand Kojouri
This body is the house of God.
Kamand Kojouri
You only feel powerless because your fear has given your power to the object of your fear. Once you realise this, you can claim it back.
Kamand Kojouri
I open my eyes. I want to know:what is in the abyss of a kiss? Are stars born in these black caves that house bated breaths and unspoken words? Do our souls crawl on these tender cheeks to greet one another by ivory gates? What happens when we kiss?Where do you go?Don't tell me. For I have lost my desire to know. Kiss me so that I forget myself. I close my eyes and fall in the abyss.
Kamand Kojouri
If today is not your day, then be happy for this day shall never return. And if today is your day, then be happy now for this day shall never return.
Kamand Kojouri
Put down your stones. Why are you breaking the window when God has left the door wide open? If you are afraid, lover, follow me. I will guide the way.
Kamand Kojouri
Life is short; love is longer.
Kamand Kojouri
I see them and they see me but the lovers
Kamand Kojouri
Before you, nothing.Now you, and everything
Kamand Kojouri
One sip of this wine and you will go mad with drunkenness. You will drop your masks and tear your clothes
Kamand Kojouri
I am looking for the one I can't fool.
Kamand Kojouri
I don't know why we fight.It takes much too effort to stay mad at you.To dodge your skin in the hallwayand leave the kitchen without bringing you a treat.It takes much too effort to stare at the sinkso my eyes don't smile at you in the mirror.It takes much too effort to look away as we undressand lie apart in the now bigger bed.It takes much too effort to stiffen my bodybecause sleepy limbs forget fightsand pride is always lost in dreams.It takes much too effort to awaken every hour to make sure we are islands with a gulf of white sheets separating us.I dread the light peeking through the parted curtainsand empathise with your groans
Kamand Kojouri
I came to pen another poem for you, but even every unwritten poem is you.
Kamand Kojouri
You have no choice. You must leave your ego on the doorstep before you enter love.
Kamand Kojouri
The guilt you felt when you were smiling and others were suffering, the guilt you felt when you were petty with friends and impatient with your parents, when you were rude to your teachers and didn't stand up for strangers, that guilt is marvellous. It proves that you are human, that you want to be better. Thank this guilt for teaching you, for making you aware. And now endeavour to better yourself. It is a lifelong work to become the person we want to be.
Kamand Kojouri
We are all born as storytellers. Our inner voice tells the first story we ever hear.
Kamand Kojouri
Find me. Seduce me. I want to be in love with you.
Kamand Kojouri
By loving you, I learn everything because your soul contains the entire universe.
Kamand Kojouri
They tell us the greatest love story is how water fell in love with fire. Or how satan fell in love with God. But the greatest love story to me is how I didn't notice myself falling, when I fell in love with you
Kamand Kojouri
If on any given day you don't cry from rejoicing in the beauty of the world, then you have not lived that day.
Kamand Kojouri
The more we surrender to what cannot be, the better we control what can be.
Kamand Kojouri
Your attention is so sacred that if you truly look for beauty and grace, you will find it in everything.
Kamand Kojouri
All you need to get by in this world is the memory of love
Kamand Kojouri
We live only for the hope of love.
Kamand Kojouri
Love, they said, burns youand builds you.But with you, there's no ash.Just light.
Kamand Kojouri
I see them and they see me but the lovers
Kamand Kojouri
An act of violence, no matter how small, can never be justified if it can be avoided.
Kamand Kojouri
Whenever you are angry, take a beautiful object in your house and smash it to pieces. The pity you feel for what you have done is silly compared to what you are doing to your mind: taking a sacred moment to be alive and desecrating it by being angry.
Kamand Kojouri
You want to become a better person?Just give thanks. Give thanks for all of it.
Kamand Kojouri
Why do you feel so powerless? Go spend an hour with ants. Each of those black specks you see is a life. One whole life that you can save, take, or affect in some way. You have the power to make so many lives better. It is within you. Don't lose sight of that.
Kamand Kojouri
Each of us is like all of us and like no one else.
Kamand Kojouri
I am certain, my love, that poetry was born only after your birth.
Kamand Kojouri
Our daily prayer ought to be: Please universe, help me help myself and help me show others how to help themselves.
Kamand Kojouri
For all these stars,nothing is new.They've seen all kinds of warsand miracles, too.They know the messengers with their holy bookswill smile and wash their hands in blood.They know the politicians with their good lookswill make the poor eat pies of mud.They've seen the Earth freeze and then burn with greed.They've seen the treesand the seas emptied.Yet, you won't hear their sneerswhen a man arrivesand, having experienced a number of years,proclaims: 'I have lived!'Because nothing is new under these stars:the lies, the love, the memories and scars, the ruin, the revolution, the fakes and true,the families, the friends, none of it is new.All of it
Kamand Kojouri
A soulmate is a direct pathway to God.
Kamand Kojouri
Lisbon, to me, is the Lisbon of Pessoa. Just like London is Woolf's, or rather, Mrs. Dalloway's. Barcelona is Gaudí's and Rome is da Vinci's. You see them in every crevice and hear their echoes in every cathedral. I'd like to be the child, or rather, the mother of a city but I neither have a home nor a resting place. My race is humankind. My religion is kindness. My work is love and, well, my city is the walls of your heart.
Kamand Kojouri
You might just find God in a mirror one day.
Kamand Kojouri
My dear, please be careful.You no longer live only for yourself.You live for me as well.
Kamand Kojouri
We start a relationship with someone not only because of how great they are but how great they make us feel. And because they have granted us this extraordinary gift
Kamand Kojouri
I am humbled by the grace of God.I am humbled by the beauty of this universe.Humbled by others' kindness.Humbled by life.I drop down to my knees and give thanks.
Kamand Kojouri
I write our names on the page.What of it, if the paper will be burned?I write our names in the sand.What of it, if the shore will be washed by waves?I write our names on trees that will be cutand benches that will be painted,but what of it?I will keep on writing our namesbecause in this world of ephemera, You and I are the only constant.
Kamand Kojouri
Sit here, so I may writeyou into a poem and make you eternal.
Kamand Kojouri
Usually, when I dream of flying I am simply flapping my arms and somehow I lift off and glide through the sky. Last night was different. I missed you so much and my yearning was so powerful that I sprouted wings like a phoenix and soared to reach you. And now I finally understand: if you see lovers on a roof, do not worry. Surely, love has metamorphosed them.
Kamand Kojouri
What you choose also chooses you.
Kamand Kojouri
You just wait.Soon, lovers all over the worldwill be reciting poems dedicated to you.This is my promise.
Kamand Kojouri
Love isn't blind. Maybe we are all born blind and love finally gives us sight.
Kamand Kojouri
Every book has to wait for the right time to be read and understood.
Kamand Kojouri
First, create your ego. Then destroy it. This is all of life.
Kamand Kojouri
I write because the security of your love allows me to develop my craft without concerning myself with trivialities
Kamand Kojouri
Everywhere I go, your beauty spills into my day. The trees were never this verdant. The birdsong never this sweet.
Kamand Kojouri
I think whenever there's potential for beauty, beauty can be found. And everything has potential for beauty.
Kamand Kojouri
Wonderment shared is doubled.Love shared is infinite.
Kamand Kojouri
I became an artist because I wanted to be an active participant in the conversation about art.
Kamand Kojouri
Whenever you keep score in love, you lose.
Kamand Kojouri
You have already lost if you are always fearful of losing everything.
Kamand Kojouri
How is it that there was never youuntil there wasand then all was you?
Kamand Kojouri
Love fills the infinite.
Kamand Kojouri
I don't know why everyoneis still trying to find out whether heaven and hell exist.Why do we need more evidence?They exist here on this very Earth.Heaven is standing atop Mount Qasiounoverlooking the Damascene sightswith the wind carrying Qabbani'sdulcet words all around you.And hell is only four hours away in Aleppo where children's cries drown out the explosions of mortar bombsuntil they lose their voice,their families, and their limbs.Yes, hell certainly does existright now, at this moment,as I pen this poem. And all we're doingto extinguish this hellfireis sighing, shrugging, liking, and sharing.Tell me: what exactly does that makeus? Are we any better than the gatekeepers of hell?
Kamand Kojouri
When you get shy, you're simply thinking of yourself. Stop it. Step out of yourself.
Kamand Kojouri
Like a child who saves their favourite food on the plate for last, I try to save all thoughts of you for the end of the day so I can dream with the taste of you on my tongue.
Kamand Kojouri
Sometimes, when inspiration runs dry, I drink classical music until my words spill out.
Kamand Kojouri
What happens when I love, you ask, does the world start making sense? No, my dear, it does not. But it won't matter to you then.
Kamand Kojouri
I would rather lie facedown on the ground and use my body as a bridge, than stand proud and tall and use my body as a wall.
Kamand Kojouri
My mind is being consumed by you.My body is longing for you. Just one touch or a kiss, And I shall be satiated for a thousand years.
Kamand Kojouri
It doesn't matter whether you are looking for a reason to be happy or sad, you will always find it.
Kamand Kojouri
God begets love.
Kamand Kojouri
Share yourself with me. I will never judge you. I am here and I will stay here only to love you.
Kamand Kojouri
Of course, I am religious.I worship love.
Kamand Kojouri
When, at last, I ceased to be myself, I came to be.
Kamand Kojouri
I see them and they see me but the lovers
Kamand Kojouri
If you write then you are reborn because by writing about the moment, you can relive it for a second time.
Kamand Kojouri
I've written you sixty-seven love poems.Here's another one for you.But really, for me.These poems are the candles that I light with the fire you have ignited in me.I place this candle here and another thereso even if the stars have argued with the moonand are sulking away in a corner, you can still find your way to me.Sixty-eight poems now. What does the future hold for us?Joy? Disappointment? Gentle caresses? And subtle neglect?I hope the good is more than the bad. Much more. For what is the point of loveif by lighting these candlesour own flame loses its brightness?I know the good is more than the bad. Much more.I cannot wait to write you sixty-nine.
Kamand Kojouri
Being deeply, passionately, and intensely in love is being deeply, passionately, and intensely in life.
Kamand Kojouri
Close your eyes. Meditate on your love. This is God.
Kamand Kojouri
This poem was meant to be unwritten. But I am writing it now and have thereby changed destiny.
Kamand Kojouri
Because at nightwhen others are sleeping, I drown myself in poetry.
Kamand Kojouri
May we always see life through love-coloured glasses.
Kamand Kojouri
The first music I ever heard was only one hundred and sixty days after I was conceived. Da dum Da dum Da dum Have you ever heard the sound a blessing makes? This is it. The first thing I ever saw was only one hundred and eighty days after I was conceived. It was a bright light soft like clouds warm like candles. Have you ever seen the colour of a blessing? This is it. The first time I ever suffered was in the three thousand and sixty seconds after I was born. I listened for her heartbeat. I searched for her light. I cried for the first time until she was born. Have you ever known a blessing? A twin is it.
Kamand Kojouri
Extremities are flawed. Moderation is ideal, save for one occasion.So damn these eyes that weep too much.This mind that thinks too much. But never this heart that loves too much.
Kamand Kojouri
We exist only to exist.
Kamand Kojouri
The only thing that prevents us from being happy is thinking.
Kamand Kojouri
And there's you. You're just beautiful. Effortlessly beautiful, like nature. You have the trinity of beauty: a beautiful heart, a beautiful mind, and a beautiful soul.
Kamand Kojouri
Do you know what you get when you try to escape? When you drive for miles in a deserted city or swim for hours in a shoreless sea? You get yourself.
Kamand Kojouri
Wake up. If your eyes are sleeping then wipe them gently. You need to be awake for this. It is a matter of life and death. Wake up! If your mind is sleeping then shake it quickly. You need to be awake for this. It is a matter of life and death. Wake up, I said! If your heart is sleeping then beat your chest! You need to be awake for life! You need to be awake for love! It is a matter of living and being alive.
Kamand Kojouri
All I need to dois place my pen against paperand your lovewrites for me.
Kamand Kojouri
If love weighs you downand casts a shadow on your lifethen it isn't love.Love is light and makes you light.
Kamand Kojouri
Two things are needed to raise awareness: education and love. And these go hand in hand because we can be taught to love.
Kamand Kojouri
Until you see beauty everywhere, in every face, until then, you are blind.
Kamand Kojouri
And then one day you realise that if you want to be rich, you'd have to give away almost everything you own.
Kamand Kojouri
You want help? Ask for help. You want love? Ask for love. If you want anything from the universe, anything from yourself, you must first ask.
Kamand Kojouri
I never wanted to be a martyr
Kamand Kojouri
They can award me with the greatest accolades and reward me with the finest diamonds. They can name days and streets after me, canonise and celebrate me. They can make me the queen of their kingdom, the president of their nation. They can carry my picture in their wallets and whisper my name in their prayers but, tell me, what is all this worth if your voice isn't the one calling me home?
Kamand Kojouri
Do not be frightened, friend. Let us dance our way to God.
Kamand Kojouri
We start a relationship with someone not only because of how great they are but how great they make us feel. And because they have granted us this extraordinary gift
Kamand Kojouri
Your love brought me closer to God.
Kamand Kojouri
Work. Good, honest work, whether it's working with your hands to create an artwork, or manual labour, brings forth a sense of divinity at play. The only prerequisite is that whatever the work is, it is done sincerely and in congruence with the soul's true origin and intent, then, without any effort, one experiences a flow, wherein one feels a part of the plan of the entire universe.
Kamand Kojouri
I don't want to be remembered for my work. I want to be remembered for my love.
Kamand Kojouri
One sip of this wine and you will go mad with drunkenness. You will drop your masks and tear your clothes
Kamand Kojouri
The reason as to why we are attracted to our opposites is because they are our salvation from the burden of being ourselves.
Kamand Kojouri
This is a day of celebration!Today, we are divorcing the pastand marrying the present.Dance,and you will find Godin every room.Today, we are divorcing resentmentand marrying forgiveness.Sing,and God will find you in every tune.Today, we are divorcing indifferenceand marrying love.Drink, and play that tambourine against your thighs.We have so much celebrating to do!
Kamand Kojouri
Think not of the fragility of life, but of the power of books, when mere words have the ability to change our lives simply by being next to each other.
Kamand Kojouri
For what was it about books that once finished left the reader in a bit of a haze and made them reread the last few sentences in order to continue the ringing in their hearts a while longer, so as not to let the silence illumine the fact that reading, they had gained something
Kamand Kojouri
Is it odd, my love, that I envy others who have not met you for the intoxication they have yet to experience? Is it odd that I wish to witness you with new eyes so I may have the pleasure of falling for you all over again? I am grateful, so grateful, for knowing the meaning of your various sighs. For being the cause of your ecstatic cries. But, if only for a moment, I wish to let you fall out of my hands so that I may catch you again. You, my love, are the oddity. You are my exception.
Kamand Kojouri
You have to be transparent so you no longer cast a shadow but instead let the light pass through you.
Kamand Kojouri
How is it possible, you ask, for love to be greater than the person who does the loving? That's because love defies the rules of reason. It is the only exception.
Kamand Kojouri
Poetry is jealous of you tonight, for as soon as I come to pen a few words, your perfume attacks me in the most civilised manner and I forget myself. I forget the poem. I forget the ...
Kamand Kojouri
I never wanted to be a martyr
Kamand Kojouri
There is no revelation in my words. I am merely stating what others have forgotten to write down.
Kamand Kojouri
I will speak of love until you go mad and join me in my mad worship of love.
Kamand Kojouri
Beauty is dad kissing mom's hand when it cramps.Beauty is seeing a Persian woman dance.Ugly is not the absence of beauty.Uglyis the inability to identify it.The inability to be surprised by it.It is the persistent reluctance to be made a child by it.Beauty is simplythe manifestation oflove.
Kamand Kojouri
Love is the only reason that is reason enough
Kamand Kojouri
I cannot imagine how much I must've suffered in my previous lives to be fortunate enough to have parents like you in this life.
Kamand Kojouri
The only path wide for us all is love.
Kamand Kojouri
Take me when I'm wild.Take me when I'm free.Take me for meand I will take you as you want to be.
Kamand Kojouri
My love, you are driving the entire world mad. The nightingales are committing suicide one by one out of jealousy of your voice. The roses took one glance at your beauty and folded themselves from shame. The trees now only whisper your name and the sky hasn't stopped crying since you looked up. Have pity on us, my love. We have already broken all the mirrors and glass out of fear that you will forget us and fall in love with yourself once you see what we all cannot stop seeing.
Kamand Kojouri
What is this lovethat makes me see beauty,and makes every beautiful thing bring you back to me?What is this lovethat makes me declare 'I love you'even though I uttered itonly a moment ago?What is this love that keeps growing even when my chest is soreand it hurts to love you any more?Tell me:How am I to find what this love iswhen it was the one to find you, me, this verse, and this universe?
Kamand Kojouri
For how can any human be separate from humanity and humanness?
Kamand Kojouri
O, weary angels, don't look at me with those eyes.If that is your state then what of our cries?What can I tell you of goodness that you don't already know?What can I tell you of faith,of hope and lovethat you yourselves bestow?O, angels, don't pluck another feather,this isn't the sky, it's just the weather.Please, angels, try.We are one all together.Look up and listen, I'll say it once and then put down my pen:We are sorry for our ignoranceand even though we are worldly,it might happen again.We are sorry for your wearinessand even though you aren't worldly,we are no more than human.
Kamand Kojouri
Our homes travel with us. They are wherever we feel loved and accepted.
Kamand Kojouri
Be like the sun who fell in love with the moon and shared all his light.
Kamand Kojouri
Do not give them a candle to light the way, teach them how to make fire instead. That is the meaning of enlightenment.
Kamand Kojouri
We cannot hunt for love. We can only surrender and become love's prey.
Kamand Kojouri
Listen.Do you see that you can't hear snowfall?Look.Do you sensethat you can't see love?Touch.Do you graspthat you can't catch poems?Try.Smell this glass. Go on taste this cloud.These material senses won't get you far untilyou feelthe velvet glove caress your soul.
Kamand Kojouri
Always ask yourself: What will happen if I say nothing?
Kamand Kojouri
Nothing belongs to itself anymore. These trees are yours because you once looked at them. These streets are yours because you once traversed them. These coffee shops and bookshops, these cafés and bars, their sole owner is you. They gave themselves so willingly, surrendering to your perfume. You sang with the birds and they stopped to listen to you. You smiled at the sheepish stars and they fell into your hair. The sun and moon, the sea and mountain, they have all left from heartbreak. Nothing belongs to itself anymore. You once spoke to Him, and then God became yours. He sits with us in darkness now to plot how to make you ours. K.K.
Kamand Kojouri
It is not enough that you look for Him.You must hunt for God each and every dayas if your life depends on it.Because it does.