March 21, 2016 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION


Soodabeh Saeidnia






My passing through the seasons,

through the strange towns

longing the purest light

heavily delight,

presence and sense

Memorize and memorize!


My passing through the colors,

through the hearts,

heavier than stones,

through the dreams

buried beneath the unseen ruse

Memorize and memorize!


My passing through the distance

at the impatient paces

through the darkest night

looking for a sip of lasting

Memorize and memorize!










(in collaboration with Peter Heerings)



She followed the footsteps

of the one and only

It got her nowhere

so she decided to be the only one to fully trust

It opened her eyes

and changed her view

on how she saw things in life,

the living and all in between

She decided to float on the wind,

swirling and spinning arriving to a manor backyard

opened towards the sandy beach,

footprints again,

till washed away by the waves

one by one










Soodabeh Saeidnia

Soodabeh Saeidnia was born in Iran and received Pharm.D. and also Ph.D. of Pharmacognosy. She is also interested in English literature and poetry, and has published a collection of her poems, Words for myself, in the Farsi language. Now, living in New York as a freelance researcher, she would like to share her thoughts and feelings with other people. Her published poetry includes “Scarecrow”, “Freedom” and “Pieces of Heaven” in Sisyphus Quarterly; “Praise”, “sufficiency”, and “Where is my boat captain?” in LA Libertad; “White Spirit of Africa” in Royal Times; “Oh I forgot your name” in Squawk Back, “The playful breeze” in TimBookTu, “Oxymoron” in Paradox, and pieces forthcoming in Her Mind Rocks, Bobbling Irrational, and 352 Degrees. Most recently, her poem “Magic list” passed semifinal contest of PoetryNation and has been accepted to be published in their book “The Dwells of Minds”.


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