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Kamand Kojouri
I don't mind losing in this game of love, if it means You will be the winner.
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
It is a dangerous thing to substitute reading or writing for living. Live first, then write.
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
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
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
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
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
The only thing that comes close to defining me correctly is my love.
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 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
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
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
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
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
I will drive the world crazywith love poems for you.So they can know how magnificent you areand how crazy I am.
Kamand Kojouri
To live in love is my life's purpose.
Kamand Kojouri
Do not avert your eyes.It is important that you see this.It is important that you feelthis.
Kamand Kojouri
It is wonderful, this whole business of tickling and kissing God every night.
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
To live, to truly live, one must consider each and every thing a blessing.
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
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
We cannot hunt for love. We can only surrender and become love's prey.
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
To be wise means to know when to stay silent.
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
I write because the security of your love allows me to develop my craft without concerning myself with trivialities
Kamand Kojouri
You'll only know the answers once you love.
Kamand Kojouri
Life is a concept, like the universe, that expands as soon as we reach what we think is its edge.
Kamand Kojouri
Maybe stories choose how they are told and who tells them.
Kamand Kojouri
I am looking for the one I can't fool.
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
Two great things happened to me. One was that I survived. The other was that I met you, because I knew why
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
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
We live only for the hope of love.
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
To understand and be understood is to be at peace
Kamand Kojouri
I wonderif you ever read my poemsand wish they were writtenfor you.
Kamand Kojouri
With you, I am. Without you, I am not.
Kamand Kojouri
Like freshly cut roses, I place life in a vase... of love.
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
Let borders become sunlight so we traverse this Earth as one nation and drive the darkness out.
Kamand Kojouri
The best traveler is one without a camera.
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 wish for all of us the blindness of love that makes us see no faults in the other.
Kamand Kojouri
This body is the house of God.
Kamand Kojouri
Life is short; love is longer.
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
Before you, nothing.Now you, and everything
Kamand Kojouri
I see them and they see me but the lovers
Kamand Kojouri
I came to pen another poem for you, but even every unwritten poem is you.
Kamand Kojouri
Ignorance might be bliss. But self-forgetfulness is pure ecstasy.
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
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
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
By loving you, I learn everything because your soul contains the entire universe.
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
The greatest moments in our lives occur when we surrender: birth, love, and death.
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
These poems are cupsthat I pour my life into.Here, Drink!
Kamand Kojouri
I became an artist because I wanted to be an active participant in the conversation about art.
Kamand Kojouri
Your attention is so sacred that if you truly look for beauty and grace, you will find it in everything.
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
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
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 see them and they see me but the lovers
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
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
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
I began to write because of love. I wrote to understand what I felt and what I knew.
Kamand Kojouri
Love, they said, burns youand builds you.But with you, there's no ash.Just light.
Kamand Kojouri
I am certain, my love, that poetry was born only after your birth.
Kamand Kojouri
The more we surrender to what cannot be, the better we control what can be.
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
How can you be a lover of loveand not be a lover of God?It is impossible.
Kamand Kojouri
You just wait.Soon, lovers all over the worldwill be reciting poems dedicated to you.This is my promise.
Kamand Kojouri
Each of us is like all of us and like no one else.
Kamand Kojouri
A soulmate is a direct pathway 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
You might just find God in a mirror one day.
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
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
My dear, please be careful.You no longer live only for yourself.You live for me as well.
Kamand Kojouri
Love isn't blind. Maybe we are all born blind and love finally gives us sight.
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
First, create your ego. Then destroy it. This is all of life.
Kamand Kojouri
I am going to build a fortress of books.Will you come inside and live with me?
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 think whenever there's potential for beauty, beauty can be found. And everything has potential for beauty.
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
If you want to find God, then all you need to do is love.
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
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
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
How is it that there was never youuntil there wasand then all was you?
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
String theory makes sense to me because the universe is a symphony that creates harmony with the vibration of our strings.
Kamand Kojouri
Whenever you keep score in love, you lose.
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
Close your eyes. Meditate on your love. This is God.
Kamand Kojouri
When, at last, I ceased to be myself, I came to be.
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
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
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
When you get shy, you're simply thinking of yourself. Stop it. Step out of yourself.
Kamand Kojouri
You have already lost if you are always fearful of losing everything.
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
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
Of course, I am religious.I worship love.
Kamand Kojouri
Being deeply, passionately, and intensely in love is being deeply, passionately, and intensely in life.
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
This poem was meant to be unwritten. But I am writing it now and have thereby changed destiny.
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
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
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
It doesn't matter whether you are looking for a reason to be happy or sad, you will always find it.
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
Find me. Seduce me. I want to be in love with you.
Kamand Kojouri
We exist only to exist.
Kamand Kojouri
We are all born as storytellers. Our inner voice tells the first story we ever hear.
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
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
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
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
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
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
Until you see beauty everywhere, in every face, until then, you are blind.
Kamand Kojouri
All you need to get by in this world is the memory of love
Kamand Kojouri
I write to understand what I know.
Kamand Kojouri
All I need to dois place my pen against paperand your lovewrites for me.
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
The only thing that prevents us from being happy is thinking.
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
Our daily prayer ought to be: Please universe, help me help myself and help me show others how to help themselves.
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 never wanted to be a martyr
Kamand Kojouri
Your love brought me closer to God.
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
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
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
You want to become a better person?Just give thanks. Give thanks for all of it.
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
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
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
I never wanted to be a martyr
Kamand Kojouri
Sit here, so I may writeyou into a poem and make you eternal.
Kamand Kojouri
Why are we afraid of the silence that ensues after our death? Wasn't it the same silence we endured before birth? Isn't it the same silence we revel in when we are completely immersed in the present moment? Let us not be afraid.
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
I don't want to be remembered for my work. I want to be remembered for my 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
I write because the security of your love allows me to develop my craft without concerning myself with trivialities
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
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
Wonderment shared is doubled.Love shared is infinite.
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 only path wide for us all is love.
Kamand Kojouri
Be like the sun who fell in love with the moon and shared all his light.
Kamand Kojouri
Everywhere I go, your beauty spills into my day. The trees were never this verdant. The birdsong never this sweet.
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 have no use for these other loves.Seal them shut in jarsand place them in the pantry. A reserve of love.Thank them for their love.They are so kind.Perhaps store them in the fridgeFor others to take.They say love is a panacea. I know it is not.Flakes of snow,no two are alike.When I am down on my knees, hopeless and angry,for the world no longer makes sense,I won't look in the pantry or fridge.It is your hand pressing on my shoulderthat makes me whole,makes me forget.What trouble? What world?
Kamand Kojouri
Love fills the infinite.
Kamand Kojouri
Sometimes, when inspiration runs dry, I drink classical music until my words spill out.
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
Our homes travel with us. They are wherever we feel loved and accepted.
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
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
If you can love one person, you can love everyone.
Kamand Kojouri
Always ask yourself: What will happen if I say nothing?
Kamand Kojouri
Forget your voice, sing!Forget your feet, dance!Forget your life, live!Forget yourself and be!
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
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
Your love opened up a whole world that no amount of books or wisdom could ever do.
Kamand Kojouri
I see them and they see me but the lovers
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.
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
I'm a winner because I always bet on you.
Kamand Kojouri
May we always see life through love-coloured glasses.
Kamand Kojouri
Embrace contradictions for they make upall of life:You will eternally be looking for yourself andseeking ways to lose yourself.
Kamand Kojouri
Because at nightwhen others are sleeping, I drown myself in poetry.
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
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
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
You have no choice. You must leave your ego on the doorstep before you enter love.
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
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
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
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
An act of violence, no matter how small, can never be justified if it can be avoided.
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
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
You think I'm giving up. I'm not. I'm giving in.
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
Do not be frightened, friend. Let us dance our way to God.
Kamand Kojouri
Mist to mist, drops to drops. For water thou art, and unto water shalt thou return.
Kamand Kojouri
Love is our religion. Love is our light. It is the only thing that gives us any hope.
Kamand Kojouri
When you are here, God is near.
Kamand Kojouri
I never wanted to be a martyr