When night winds no longer whisper darkness,
as in truth it must,
When the dark shadow admits its defeat,
as in truth it must:
an awesome stillness captures the air
and humility overwhelms the heart.
The late-night morning dew
as life breaks through the drying earth..
as in truth it must.
The past, future and present intermingle
as the first colours of the Painter
speak of a momentous sunrise.
Our life’s manifesto flashes before us
and humility overtakes the heart.
The sun has made its prostration
and is now rising to fulfil its task.
Will we submit as willingly as the sun?
Laleh A. Marvasti has lived on four continents: Iran, the USA, the UK, and now finally, Australia. She has a large worldview from childhood. Her passion for poetry is rooted in Persian poet Rumi, and her love of writing for children comes from her two school kids. Her heart is the muse of her creative writing.
MUSEPAPER POEM PRIZE #66
* This will be the author’s first poem to appear in print. *
NOVEMBER 30, 2022 / MUSEPAPER POEM PRIZE #66 / "SUBMISSION OF THE SUN" © 2022 LALEH A MARVASTI