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Thursday, 20 August 2009

Ahmad Shamlu : Song of Gratitude and Worship

Your kisses
are chattering chicks,
Your breasts
mountain bee-hives,
And your body
an eternal mystery
Revealed to me
in boundless
solitude.

Your body
is a melody,
And my body
is the word
That embracing it
becomes song --
A song that begs
for more.

Your gaze is
total kindness,
A messenger
of life itself,
Your silence retains
the sounds
That all existing things
try to make.

Poem by AHMAD SHAMLU
Translated by Tatul Sonentz

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