Poem by Roula Pollard
WHAT A CHANGE OF LIGHT
You, my goodness tree
your branches of happiness, shelter of life
I visit you every day with a new heart
I forgot the desert. Which desert, there is no desert.
Is there no desert? Desert has many names
faces, eyes, hard soil, silent appearances, policies
governments, self-interests, war atrocities, full stop.
How often the human mind reveals truth to humankind?
I sit by your heart, my happiness tree of truth. How much
do I love you? We eat on the soil of happiness, sing heart songs
drink our pure drops of water, we unfold togetherness
discover endless lessons of life inside our cells
awake before dawn in a dazzling light on blue-pink horizon
we remind each other valuable words like forgotten
flowers: compassion, forgiveness, mind full of light
till one by one your roots I transplant
in my heart
Recently your leaves turned into paper
to write verses soothing every heart
humankind’s heart, lovers hearts, living apart.
In winter days, on our togetherness branches
I see stars, illuminating humankind’s heart
then I look at roads on earth
full of compassion
full of promises
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