Mitra Faridian is a writer and a fan of all things tech. Here’s a fun fact: one of Mitra’s ancestors was a poet in the Persian court!
Poem on Belonging
HEARTBEAT OF PARDESIA
Lost Rafte* Words that flow from clicking tongues about someone born away from that beloved sea. Do they not know how the stones of that land are familiar to my grasp? Whether all I see of its shores are visions peeking through the pines ‒ I preserve each moment in the shutter blinks of my eyes. Indeed, I laugh and play in the wellspring of my culture. Gulping in its beauty and mystique ‒ A mystery that eludes onlookers akin to a gorbe's* eyes, hypnotic in their trance but enigmatic in their meaning. The mighty names that transversed those soils are not foreign to me, Persepolis, Jamshid, Land of Kings Such company I have found along the highway that runs through my heart and very soul ‒ Yes, with verse I will imbue parchments with the pulse of this land I have always known... In hopes that Pardesia Beats, beats, beats, Long after I have taken my steps home. *Pardesia: Paradise *Rafte: Gone *Gorbe: Cat
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