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Monday, 3 May 2010

Forough Farrokhzad - HERE I AM A LONE WOMAN

Here I am
A lone woman
On the doorstep of a cold spell
At the very start of awareness
Of the polluted state
Of this planet
And the plain and dismal
Despair of the skies
And the sad impotence
Of these hands of stone

Time passed
Time has passed by
And the clock has struck four times
It chimed four times today
The very first day
Of the month of Dey

I grasp the seasons’ enigma
And comprehend the language
Of mere moments
The savior sleeps in the grave
And the earth -- the good earth
Is a friendly summons
To serenity

Forugh Farrokhzad
translated by Tatul Sonentz from Sylvie M. Miller's French translation

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