my father told me not to
go near them
he feared them always
said they carried him away

I couldn’t wait to touch them
to smell them
I held them closely
now I cannot break away

their sweet bouquet disappears
like a vapor in the desert
take a warning son

their beauty captures every
young dreamer
who lingers near them
ancient windflowers I love you

These illustrations have been inspired by the song ‘Windflowers’, by Seals and Crofts, a song I’ve heard being played and hummed around the house by my father since I was a child, my fascination for it having only grown with every passing year.


Afroz (meaning 'brightened', in Parsi)

By the Lake

Arnaz ('graceful', in Parsi)

Another lazy summer passed me by

All but memories now remain

Of windflowers and dragonflies

The lonely cabin by the lake.

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