Shirin Parvaresh


Your Photo - Poem by Shirin Parvaresh

I have never kissed anyone’s photo
With such longing.
You think it’s a kiss,
The last kiss and then you’ll go,
But when I come to the last page
I can’t close the album.
I trace my fingers over your eyes,
Feeling the warmth of your tears.
I weep yet still you look at me
Not saying a word,
Not responding to the warmth of my hands.
Days come and go,
And every day, many times,
When I come to the last page,
I can’t bring myself to close the album,
You are still looking at me,
Cold and silent.


Comments about Your Photo by Shirin Parvaresh

  • (9/16/2005 2:14:00 PM)

    you have a photo like others.but i have a image in my mind that i have worship her for7 years and have not tell her anything. (Report)Reply

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  • (8/28/2005 8:57:00 PM)

    I had to comment I felt left out. This poem was awesome. I kinda know how what you mena by it too. When I seperated with my now ex boyfriend I had a picture of our first school dance and I always looked at it into his eyes and wished again that I could've gone back and done things over again. I hope you write more and try rhymeing it's really fun lol. (not that not rhymeing is bad just ask anyone who's poems I read)
    Lylyanna
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  • (8/21/2005 4:45:00 PM)

    You've brought so many people out of the woodwork! I think your poem skillfully deals with some emotions of love and separateness.

    I know how alive a photo can be. I had an experience before my wife and I were married. We lived 2,000 miles from each other. I had her photo in my car, and I felt, at least, that I could feel her. And one day I couldn't feel her so much, and phoned her and told her that. She said indeed she'd NOT been thinking of me that day. Not that she always has to be thinking of me, but I had felt the distance. Or at least believed I had.
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  • (8/20/2005 8:08:00 PM)

    I envy you for this poem! I wish it was mine! (Report)Reply

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  • (8/17/2005 8:26:00 AM)

    This is a very beautiful poem..I enjoyed reading it. (Report)Reply

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  • (6/14/2005 4:46:00 PM)

    i have read and reread this poem..it's on my favourite list..and each time i love it more (Report)Reply

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  • (4/28/2005 8:15:00 PM)

    'Your Photo' is a good poem. I enjoy the way you express your love to her, and the simplicity of the language. It's an encouraging start if this is your first poem. Shirin, keep it up! (Report)Reply

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  • (3/30/2005 8:06:00 PM)

    ya it is not bad but for me i do not like this kind of unrymed poetry i do not hear any rythem or sponteneity of movement
    sorry if u didn't like my opinion but
    opinions are still opinions and not facts
    poeple have different tastes
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  • (3/30/2005 5:00:00 PM)

    Such a beautiful and wonderful poem. It touches the soul with its longing. It is truly a gem. (Report)Reply

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  • (3/29/2005 11:13:00 AM)

    This is a beautiful poem; a simple expression of emotion without lots of complex metaphorical imagery. I could imagine exactly the longing the character was feeling. I am definitely adding this one to my poem list. (Report)Reply

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  • (3/29/2005 7:09:00 AM)

    A lovely poem Shirin, I look forward to reading many more (Report)Reply

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  • (3/26/2005 2:13:00 PM)

    Yes, I recall an old memory. One I had started to forget... Sentimental and then harsh reality. Written with an essence of feminine vulnerability. Well done! (Report)Reply

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  • (3/24/2005 2:11:00 PM)

    Really nice; looking forward to reading more! (Report)Reply

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  • (3/24/2005 9:50:00 AM)

    Congratulations Shirin. It is a lovely poem. Very much hope to see some more soon! (Report)Reply

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  • (3/24/2005 7:04:00 AM)

    I really enjoyed this poem. It is written in such a sensual way, but not sentimental. It was easy for the reader to actually feel the love of the author. I hope we can see some more of your poems soon. Hi! and Congratulations!

    Philippa Lane
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  • (3/24/2005 3:51:00 AM)

    I so enjoyed this poem. It is extremely sensual and I was quite moved by it. Also, the poem flows nicely, making it easy for the reader to enjoy. Congratulations Shirin! Hope you will submit more poems soon.

    Philippa Lane
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  • (3/24/2005 3:29:00 AM)

    congratulations Shirin :)
    I enjoyed it veru much...
    your poem is really senseful.
    best wishes to you.
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  • (3/24/2005 1:34:00 AM)

    Very good indeed. Reminds me of times when I used to take a photo in my own hands and kiss it, trying to awaken the person in it. I think we all have gone through such an experience. The last verses are very powerfull: 'cold and silent'... they say it all. (Report)Reply

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  • (3/24/2005 12:47:00 AM)

    How beautiful Shirin. Written with so much heart felt fealing of sadness and longing. You were obviously missing this person very much when you wrote it. I fully understood what you were saying about kissing the photo. Sometimes when that is all we have of someone, we want to step right inside the picture with them. I would like to see more of your work. It is very good indeed. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, March 23, 2005



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