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

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Poem 28 / Sailor of The Streets

The game is over
and they killed you in the game.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Poem 14 / Poems for You Who Would Never Hear

Of the chairs
none were missing,
we set the table
pulled the chairs forward
placed your photograph
over your empty spot
and stared at each other

like some horses that suddenly
listen to the faraway shivers of an oncoming quake.

Poem 16 / The Gardener of Hell

Having returned from the journey
the journey doesn't return
from me.

Poem 13 / The Gardener of Hell

I like the nighttime rain
midst of night
bright lamps of parks
and a car that is rushing away
at the speed of life.