Breaking down cultural barriers
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Monday, 5 April 2010

Forough Farrokhzad - TELL ME THE TALE OF SILENCE

What is silence?
What is it, what is it?

O love, one and only,
what can silence be
if not words yet
to be spoken…?

I am weary of speech,
but the language of birds
Is the one that tells
the tale of words used
at the celebration of nature --

The language of birds
speaks of, springtime
of spring, of leaves…

The language of birds turns
to breeze, to perfume
and breeze…

Yet, the language of birds
expires in fabrication.

Forough Farrokhzâd
translated by Tatul Sonentz from the
French translation of Sylvie M. Miller

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