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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
You must have hope in a better future and have faith in this hope. But then you must forget your hope and focus on this moment now.
Kamand Kojouri
I love you so much I want to share youwith yourself.I know you do not insist that I do, but I love you so much I want to shareGod with you.
Kamand Kojouri
All I need to dois place my pen against paperand your lovewrites for me.
Kamand Kojouri
Your omnipresence is marvellous!I breathe and you enter me.I exhale and enter into you.
Kamand Kojouri
Your love opened up a whole world that no amount of books or wisdom could ever do.
Kamand Kojouri
When you are here, God is near.
Kamand Kojouri
Why this candle?Why this cake?The day of my birth is not today.I was born when you said, 'Hey.
Kamand Kojouri
Embrace contradictions for they make upall of life:You will eternally be looking for yourself andseeking ways to lose yourself.
Kamand Kojouri
How can you be a lover of loveand not be a lover of God?It is impossible.
Kamand Kojouri
Come into my world. I will show you the phenomenon that Stendhal experienced. I will help you feel the cascading arpeggios of Wagner's overture. I will dance to Doga's waltzes with you. A day spent without appreciating the beauty surrounding us is a waste. Let me appreciate you
Kamand Kojouri
Put down your glass, it is time to dance. If you want to get drunk all you need is to drink love. Put down your pipe and do away with these childish toys. If you want to get high all you need is to breathe love. Now, can I have this dance?
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
Happiness is exercising the little freedom that we have by choosing things that create harmony in our lives.
Kamand Kojouri
I'm a winner because I always bet on you.
Kamand Kojouri
I never wanted to be a martyr
Kamand Kojouri
The lover drinksand the cup-bearer pours.The lover thinksbut the cup-bearer knows:love begets love.Since this wine is love,then this cup is love,then this tavern is love,then this life is love.
Kamand Kojouri
I don't mind losing in this game of love, if it means You will be the winner.
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
We call a story about love a love story. We call a poem about love a love poem. Well then, my dear, aren't our lives love lives?
Kamand Kojouri
I don't want to be remembered for my work. I want to be remembered for my love.
Kamand Kojouri
She might not have read many books. But when she reads a book, she swallows the very words. If you open the books on her shelves, you will find that the front and back covers encase white pages.
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 only wrote prose before I met you. My musings were superfluous and serious as well. But now the words dance with me. I sing with them and we create poetry.
Kamand Kojouri
What can I tell you about the alchemy of twins?Twins are two bodies that dance to each other's joy.Two minds that drownin each other's despair.Two spirits that flywith each other's love.Twins are two separate beingsconjoined at the heart!
Kamand Kojouri
Love is the only reason that is reason enough
Kamand Kojouri
Now is not the time for bigots and racists. No time for sexists and homophobes. Now, more than ever, is the time for ARTISTS. It's time for us to rise above and to create. To show humanity. To spread hope. We must prevent society from destroying itself, from losing its way. Now is the time for love.
Kamand Kojouri
I never wanted to be a martyr
Kamand Kojouri
The only path wide for us all is love.
Kamand Kojouri
I began to write because of love. I wrote to understand what I felt and what I knew.
Kamand Kojouri
Think not of the fragility of life, but of the power of books, when mere words can change our lives simply by being next to each other.
Kamand Kojouri
Reading poetry is like undressing before a bath. You don't undress out of fear that your clothes will become wet. You undress because you want the water to touch you. You want to completely immerse yourself in the feeling of the water and to emerge anew.
Kamand Kojouri
Mist to mist, drops to drops. For water thou art, and unto water shalt thou return.
Kamand Kojouri
There is no revelation in my words. I am merely stating what others have forgotten to write down.
Kamand Kojouri
Our homes travel with us. They are wherever we feel loved and accepted.
Kamand Kojouri
As soon as we are born we hide God in ourselves.We then spend our lives looking for Himwhen all along, He has been concealed behind the veil of 'I'.
Kamand Kojouri
Let us go where skins are rainbowsEnhanced by every hue.Where genders are cloudsWeightless and formless through.Let us go where creeds are starsIlluminating our view.Where men and women are oneAnd the in-between are true.Let us go where I am free to loveFor I cannot unlove you.
Kamand Kojouri
I long for the day when I hear the musicwithout any song.
Kamand Kojouri
Beauty is the manifestation of love.
Kamand Kojouri
For how can any human be separate from humanity and humanness?
Kamand Kojouri
I see your painas clearly as I feel my own.I will share your burden so you feel it less.Do not hate this world.Do not hate these people.I will share my hopeso you feel it more.I want you to see our loveas clearly as I feel yours.
Kamand Kojouri
You are my favourite part of life.
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 can sense your love,why leave me in darkness?Beguile me for your amusement,stealing my soul without kisses. You are the sun and I, the moon. Your beauty is reflected in my eyes.When we are apart, I am extinguishedin the blackness of these skies.
Kamand Kojouri
You'll only know the answers once you love.
Kamand Kojouri
Last night, I spoke to God.I told Him my plans. He started to cry.I thought I was great to move The Greatest to tears.He said that He was crying only becausemy plans were very differentthan His plans for me.
Kamand Kojouri
I fell in loveand then I became love.
Kamand Kojouri
Always ask yourself: What will happen if I say nothing?
Kamand Kojouri
Here's another poem,like all others before and after,dedicated to you.There isn't anything left to be saidbut I will spend my lifetrying to put you into words.You who is every goodness,every optimismand hope.Your love is a better fate for methan anything I could wish for.If you are a part of me, then you're the best part.And if you're separate from me, then you are my destination.But I've become a weary traveller,so please,let us never be apart.
Kamand Kojouri
O woman, father says natural is beautifulso why do you redden your cheeks and blacken your eyes?Why do you remove the hair on your legsand draw them into your brows?Why do you hold your breathlest your stomach showand hold your fartlest they knowthat you're a human? O woman, father says natural is beautifulso why do you straighten your hairto curl it nextand pretend to orgasm so they think you enjoyed the sex?Why do you dumb yourself downand push your breasts up?Why do you smile when you're told toand love when you don't want to?When? When will you stop, woman? Father says natural is beautifulbut that is doubtfulfor what does father knowhe's only a fellow.
Kamand Kojouri
The reason for the past is only revealed in the future.
Kamand Kojouri
Love, the exotic bird, came and went.Heart forgot love.Joy, the majestic willow, wept and died.Mind forgot joy.Hope, the basement lamp, fell and broke.Soul forgot hope.Self, the anxious caterpillar, took flight and dropped.Self forgot self.You, my all, became all my reasons.Reasons left.You left.I never forgot.
Kamand Kojouri
She was in awe of all his work. 'How do you do it? she asked.He smiled and said, 'By loving you.
Kamand Kojouri
Babies cry at birth because it is the first time they experience separation from love.
Kamand Kojouri
What is the point of a relationship if not to grant two people the very private privilege to uplift one another every day?
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
Let my silence grow with noise as pregnant mothers grow with life. Let my silence permeate these walls as sunlight permeates a home. Let the silence rise from unwatered graves and craters left by bombs. Let the silence rise from empty bellies and surge from broken hearts. The silence of the hidden and forgotten. The silence of the abused and tortured. The silence of the persecuted and imprisoned. The silence of the hanged and massacred. Loud as all the sounds can be, let my silence be loud so the hungry may eat my words and the poor may wear my words. Loud as all the sounds can be, let my silence be loud so I may resurrect the dead and give voice to the oppressed. My silence speaks.
Kamand Kojouri
Don't make the mistake of looking down on your partner. You're only on that pedestal because they put you up there.
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
If all we had were roses, would the thorns then be beautiful?
Kamand Kojouri
Poetry is seeing everything when there is only one thing. It is looking at a rose but seeing the stars, moons, seas, and trees. It is a truth beyond logic, an experience beyond thought. Poetry is the Earth pausing on its axis in order to manifest itself as a rose.
Kamand Kojouri
Kiss your scars. Fall in love with them. They ought to serve as life-affirming reminders
Kamand Kojouri
Speak to me: I will spend my lifetime trying to understand you.
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
The best traveler is one without a camera.
Kamand Kojouri
We all have the ability to make someone's life better with our love.
Kamand Kojouri
God's existence is reaffirmed once we fall in with another.
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
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
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
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
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
They took my booksbecause my message was love.They took my penbecause my words were love.Then they took my voicebecause my song was love.Soon they'll take myselfso nothing remains.But they don't know that when I'm gonemy love will stay.
Kamand Kojouri
Ignorance might be bliss. But self-forgetfulness is pure ecstasy.
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
Love is our religion. Love is our light. It is the only thing that gives us any hope.
Kamand Kojouri
The greatest moments in our lives occur when we surrender: birth, love, and death.
Kamand Kojouri
Oh, how scary and wonderful it is that words can change our lives simply by being next to each other.
Kamand Kojouri
I spent all nightweaving a poem for you to wear. You look so beautifulwhen you wear my light.
Kamand Kojouri
My love, we can close our eyes but we cannot stop the sunrise.
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
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
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
Kiss your scars. Fall in love with them. They ought to serve as life-affirming reminders
Kamand Kojouri
My hours are filled with fantasy and indifference. In day and night dreams, I think of my heaven with you. All the time in between, I carelessly spend in hell without you.
Kamand Kojouri
The only path wide enough for us all is love.
Kamand Kojouri
Love is our most basic human value and also our highest potential.
Kamand Kojouri
Why didn't you write all this time?Did you not remember us in a song?A dance?In the skies littered with stars?Did you not get drunk?Why didn't you write all this time?Did you not remember us in a film?A book?In idyllic dusks and dawns?Did you not get high?It is good that you didn't.For all is well. I am drunk and dazed.I have already forgotten youand your bewitching ways.
Kamand Kojouri
I write to understand what I know.
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
To live in love is my life's purpose.
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
It is a dangerous thing to substitute reading or writing for living. Live first, then write.
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
Yes, silence is painful, but if you endure it, you will hear the cadence of the entire universe.
Kamand Kojouri
It is wonderful, this whole business of tickling and kissing God every night.
Kamand Kojouri
Let us remember to always rediscover one anotherbecause we are forever changing.
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
I think falling in love is like discovering the magic of books. You think to yourself, 'how was I living before this?
Kamand Kojouri
Missing you,I missed a part of meI shared with you that's now gone.Missing you, when really, it was the way you made me feeland the things you made us do.Missing you I shouldn't be.But I can't help missing who I was with you.Missing you,I missed and missed so much of the world and wasn't even missed in return.
Kamand Kojouri
In the beginning was love, and love was with God, and love was God.
Kamand Kojouri
If you want to find God, then all you need to do is love.
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
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
To be wise means to know when to stay silent.
Kamand Kojouri
The only thing that comes close to defining me correctly is my love.
Kamand Kojouri
Forgiveness is a transformative act because it asks you to be a more empathetic and compassionate person, thereby making you better than the person you were when you were first hurt.
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
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
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
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
Maybe stories choose how they are told and who tells them.
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
The hardest thing in the world is to let go of who you once thought you were and to manifest your true self, at the risk of being unloved. This is self-actualization.
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
Do not avert your eyes.It is important that you see this.It is important that you feelthis.
Kamand Kojouri
I'm not here to grant you the extraordinary love you never had for yourself. I'm here, on my own accord, to love you. So that when you stare into my mirror eyes, you may see how extraordinary you are.
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
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
To understand and be understood is to be at peace
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
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
A poetess is not as selfishas you assume.After months of agonising over her marriage of words
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
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
This body is the house of God.
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
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
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 a concept, like the universe, that expands as soon as we reach what we think is its edge.
Kamand Kojouri
I see them and they see me but the lovers
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
Let borders become sunlight so we traverse this Earth as one nation and drive the darkness out.
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 write because the security of your love allows me to develop my craft without concerning myself with trivialities
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
Find me. Seduce me. I want to be in love with you.
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 freshly cut roses, I place life in a vase... of love.
Kamand Kojouri
You need to keep hurting until you realise you never needed to hurt in the first place.
Kamand Kojouri
I am looking for the one I can't fool.
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
You have no choice. You must leave your ego on the doorstep before you enter love.
Kamand Kojouri
These poems are cupsthat I pour my life into.Here, Drink!
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
We live only for the hope of love.
Kamand Kojouri
Life is short; love is longer.
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
An act of violence, no matter how small, can never be justified if it can be avoided.
Kamand Kojouri
Before you, nothing.Now you, and everything
Kamand Kojouri
The more we surrender to what cannot be, the better we control what can be.
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
I came to pen another poem for you, but even every unwritten poem is you.
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
Our daily prayer ought to be: Please universe, help me help myself and help me show others how to help themselves.
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
A soulmate is a direct pathway to God.
Kamand Kojouri
By loving you, I learn everything because your soul contains the entire universe.
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
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
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
Your attention is so sacred that if you truly look for beauty and grace, you will find it in everything.
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
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
What you choose also chooses you.
Kamand Kojouri
I see them and they see me but the lovers
Kamand Kojouri
To live, to truly live, one must consider each and every thing a blessing.
Kamand Kojouri
You might just find God in a mirror one day.
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
Everywhere I go, your beauty spills into my day. The trees were never this verdant. The birdsong never this sweet.
Kamand Kojouri
I am going to build a fortress of books.Will you come inside and live with me?
Kamand Kojouri
I am certain, my love, that poetry was born only after your birth.
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 became an artist because I wanted to be an active participant in the conversation about art.
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 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
Every book has to wait for the right time to be read and understood.
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
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
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
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
With you, I am. Without you, I am not.
Kamand Kojouri
Sometimes, when inspiration runs dry, I drink classical music until my words spill out.
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
You have already lost if you are always fearful of losing everything.
Kamand Kojouri
You just wait.Soon, lovers all over the worldwill be reciting poems dedicated to you.This is my promise.
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 wish for all of us the blindness of love that makes us see no faults in the other.
Kamand Kojouri
God begets love.
Kamand Kojouri
First, create your ego. Then destroy it. This is all of life.
Kamand Kojouri
Of course, I am religious.I worship love.
Kamand Kojouri
I think whenever there's potential for beauty, beauty can be found. And everything has potential for beauty.
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
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
Love isn't blind. Maybe we are all born blind and love finally gives us sight.
Kamand Kojouri
Close your eyes. Meditate on your love. This is God.
Kamand Kojouri
How is it that there was never youuntil there wasand then all was you?
Kamand Kojouri
May we always see life through love-coloured glasses.
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
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.