Now That There Is Water On The Moon by Beyzad Dayeny

Beyzad Dayeny is beloved at Santa Fe Community College not only as the head chef of food services but as a poet. Born and raised in Iran, his literary background includes the tradition of Persian poetry, including the ghazals his grandmother could sing and recite from memory. After having traveled the world, he and his family settled in Santa Fe.
He was always a poet, keeping his work close in a notebook. But in the past few years he has taken to the podium, giving readings and contributing to “The Santa Fe Literary Review.”
There is no more appropriate choice for the first poet to launch the Santa Fe Community College Fine Art Press. The book is beautiful, in the fine press tradition, and is the brainchild of book artist extraordinaire Patricia Pearce.

The Passport

In the chest pocket under my shirt
If you unzip the skin
Open the flesh
And unhook the ribs
Tucked in the upper right shelf
Of a chamber encircled by
A moat of red fluid
You will find a certificate of serenity
Hidden within the pages of
A passport with
A permanent visa to peace
Do not lose or misplace it
Nor bury it with me

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I'm blogging about poetry, land art, haiku, women artists, road trips, and Baba Yaga at Miriam's Well ( The well is ALWAYS looking to publish poetry on our themes, sudden fiction, and guest bloggers and musers.

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