22 Elegies in the Month of Tir, a new collection of poetry about post election events in Iran, has been published online // read the translation here

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Poem 41 / Fifty Three Love Songs

Wanted to be a song
that school children memorize
sea upon hearing
hides its storm behind its back
and leaves of grass
compose their notes of colliding
from my voice.

Wanted to be a song
so fountain murmurs me
with cymbal and kettledrum
sings me

But I'm a sad song
and the sea, at dusk
gathers its children so they don't hear my voice

My notes undone
did you leave me

September 2003

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