Chopin or Paganini, a poem

By Majid Naficy


I ask for Chopin
But Alexa plays Paganini
With his fast violin.

She does not know that I’d like
To sit by a qanat creek
And watch tiny fish
Coming from the heart of darkness
And going toward light.

Play Chopin’s Nocturnes!
I am not an albatras.
I am a waterwell-nested dove
Who has given his heart
To the murmur of a qanat.

Let Chopin play piano
And Paganini, guitar
So that I can find my way
Back to the warm heart of the Earth.

        August 28, 2021

Posted on Iroon.com

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