Category Archives: Poetry

Poetry: Partners of the soul

Relieved we didn’t complicate it in that way And kept a golden friendship anyway Free from the mundanities that fuel our strife And, all too often, become our Life * Whoever said “there are those we marry… and those we love” … Continue reading

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Hafez poetry

  http://glynnburridge.com/blog/wp-admin/media-upload.php?post_id=562&type=image&TB_iframe=1   مزرع سبز فلک دیدم و داس ماه نو  I spied the spangled field of stars And the sickle of the moon   فکر از کشث خیش امد و هنگام درو  Thoughts turned to the harvest of my … Continue reading

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The boy at the window

    What seems like a very distant 50 years ago, a young boy stood for the very first time at the south-facing bedroom window of the Priston Mill farmhouse, gazing in wonder at the bucolic scene spread before him … Continue reading

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Obituary: Dodi Pahlavi. Daughter to Princess Ashraf, Shah of Iran’s twin sister

  Gazing back through Time’s veil to a distant life in my beloved Iran, I can still catch the sound of Dodi’s unique, irrepressible laughter, ringing through Saadabad’s beautiful gardens as eloquent testament to her infectious love of life and … Continue reading

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Poetry – Iran: Memories

Memories of Iran   You were sleeping the slumber of ages When I first saw you Behind virtue’s veil Folds caressed by zephyrs Of a golden past   I loved to watch you sleeping, then My innocence and yours Reposing … Continue reading

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Ghosts

Ghosts  (The eternal pain of Exile) On the windswept plains of ancient Pars Ghosts stir from half a century’s slumber: Persian valleys,  blossom-heavy boughs And Khayyam’s whispering, silver streams Persian winds scent Seychelles nights with perfumes from another life Long-forgotten … Continue reading

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Lost and Never Found

The Lost and (Never) Found by Glynn Burridge Comes a time in most’ our lives When bad luck does the rounds Life no more’n a ruined house With pieces all around That’s when you gotta keep it real Get yourself … Continue reading

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Cinnamon

                                                     Cinnamon     It seems cinnamon has always been Scented trees among the panoply Lending the air sweet perfume Rolling down green hillsides Towards a sapphire sea   The treasure of another time When spices, like gold, … Continue reading

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Poem: Shanghai

Shanghai Ample shade of elm-entwined boulevards Pardons sprawling lines of cars Flanked by Shaolin temples & Starbucks In their steamy, modern marriage Contours of grand buildings etched in penciled neon Cause evening’s skyline to gently sizzle Lighting the smiles of … Continue reading

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