1 Parents Lighting candles they are Burning in the flames of love Giving fire to the newborn light Asking it to become flaring in its life Embracing willingly, it ignites Not knowing this way would be hard But with the presence of candles in its side It knows that this would be light. 2 Far Side of the Moon I’m like the Moon to your Sun Rotating on the axis, while Orbiting the Earth my bond, Knowing you are the only one, Who can see my both sides, Resting with my pilgrimage on Whilst all can see the near side Showing you my far side The side which is far from others, But the nearest to you, God! 3 Magpies Two little magpie made a nest In front of my window’s rest With the blues in their wings Made me believe in world peace. 4 Songbird Songbird, O Songbird on the tree! Would you see me singing for free? For what is just left for me is singing, Need you to hear what I’ve been feeling Imprisoned in home and being told Stay in home, O stay in home! 5 Grandma For the last time, before she left me She braided my hair, my Grandma I mean, Softened my hair with the aged hands of hers Braided in a way that I thought I was a Queen She gave me the light, confidence, and spirit That I’ll be clung to, for as long as I live. 6 Butterfly I wish I could be a butterfly One day in the morning of July I wish I could fly over his ears To be able to hear what he hears I wish I did not have to die Just after one day of fly I wish I did not want to Be reborn from the first time. 7 Kissing Clouds Two clouds, wandering in the sky Then there is lightning which makes them cry Out of fear, they jump into eachother’s hand Being face to face there is no other chance, But to kiss so gently as one may figure That they were lovers before in heaven They both kiss one another’s lips That you can’t tell which one is which. Bio: She is Fatemeh Babaei, 22 years old from Iran. She has B. A. in English literature and has always loved English as her second language that she began to write poems.