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Muslim. Humble. Thankful (poem)

I am a native of Kashan
My days are not so bad.
I own a loaf of bread, a bit of intelligence, a tiny bit of taste.
I possess a mother better than the leaves of trees.
Friends, better than the water of a running brook.

And a God who is this near:
Within these carnations, beneath that tall pine tree,
Hovering above the awareness of water, above the Law of Foliage.

Poem by Sohrab Sepehri.

Photo by Hamed Masoumi.