Yalda: A Persian ‘Night of Birth’



Long nights, many long nights
Proven short, upon tonight

Tonight’s the longest night
It’s not as dark as other nights

Its blackness is of purity
It enlightens, makes us bright

It shimmers through the shadows
There’s life’s abode amongst

Through darkness of a longest-
Our night time’s truly warm

It’s light, it’s very snug
There’s warmth inside our hearts

Autumn’s leaving, Winter’s happy
Dancing Snowmen on the way

Sorrows vane, we’re done weeping
Joyous spirits find their way

Done with blacks & whites of fall
We see colors, golden rays

Overcast by clouds before
We now see the silver sparks

Will we leave our woes behind?
Will we let bygones be gone?

It’s only longer by that moment,
By that fracture of a minute-

Of a second, even smaller-
Just an ever-fading number!

Will we live just that much longer?
Or will we kill just yet another?


© Sina Saberi – 21 December 2011

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6 thoughts on “Yalda: A Persian ‘Night of Birth’

  1. love the tree imagery, vivid capture of a night full of darkness and wonders.

    Hello, How is your day?

    Hope all is well,
    Appreciated your invaluable support to us,
    Best regards.

    Join us any time and share a verse or two,
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    1. Thanks 🙂

      it’s indeed your support that makes me smile from time to time.
      I always have and always will appreciate that.

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