Poems of Love and Longing

Hummingbird Conditions       

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If you tell me, with the almost unbearable
hum of your wings
that you are leaving me
I’ll beg you not to go
and send baskets of red
flower-kisses to your door.
I am filled with longings and dreams;
half flower, half woman.

You are my hummingbird;
half bird, half gem.
your purple throat could have been enough.

You hover, fan your gold-green
feathers, take nectar.
Your breath is my breath.
My voice. My voice.
And for you my hummingbird
I sing of baskets and baskets of kohlaria blossoms.
My heart, your fast beating wings.

Esther Kamkar, Palo Alto, California artist and poet. Poems, poetry, writing, published works - footer logo

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