Farida Haque
2 min readNov 28, 2023

You Are My Sea. I Am The Waterfall

~ a love poem ~

‘Where Sea and Skies Meet’ acrylic on gold leaf by author

Love and desire have no boundaries

love is pure soul.

You cannot divert the passion of a waterfall.

It must reach open seas to become eternal.

You are my sea. I am the waterfall

I must end in you or die trying.

You entered my blood like quicksilver

and lodged in my heart.

Now my heart is you.

If I could, I would keep you safe.

For myself.

Pull my heart out and I die…

Do you understand?

In the night, I weep.

Like a prophet

you wander in the desert my love

and for a bit I forget — war and death await.

I rage at the sky. I rage at humankind

I rage at myself for being helpless.

For you, I cry.

The impossible happened.

From mercury in my heart a flower grew.

How can I protect you?

I send my dreams to you,

Farida Haque

Multimedia artist, writer, poet. ‘Celebrating other lives, I am a sparrow in the shadow of a rosebush...’ faridahaque@gmail.com