Farida Haque
2 min readNov 28, 2023

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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,

some are moments frozen in time,

others, full of you healing the world wherever you go.

Be the breeze for hot foreheads,

the elixir which eases suffering.

Be strong, my wandering star

let your soul

which shines brighter than a thousand suns,

awaken sleeping canyons

where whispers turn to songs,

waters drawn from a dark cistern

become lifeblood itself

My beloved,

I see you everywhere.

You are all that is good in this world.

You my sweetest,

hold my soul even as you wander and suffer.

When I sleep I hold you tight

I’m protecting you.

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Farida Haque

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