Ahmad Shamlu - Iranian Poet
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Rahi Moosavi  Identity Verified
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Jan 11, 2004

A poem by Ahmad Shamlu, the late Iranian poet. (Original in Persian)

SONG OF THE GREATEST WISH
Ah, if liberty sang a song
little
as the larynx of a bird
nowhere would there remain a tumbling wall.
It would not take years
to learn
that every ruin signifies man's absence
for the presence of man
is restoration and renewal.
Like a wound
a lifelong
bleeding
like a wound
a lifelong
with pain beating
eyes opening on the world in a cry
in rancor disappearing
thus was the great absence
thus was the story of the ruin.
Ah, if liberty sang a song
little
littler even than the larynx of a bird.


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co.libri
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Beautiful Jan 11, 2004

I'm not fluent in english, so I had to have a look in an english-french dictionnary...
I hope the work of Ahmad Shamlu has been translated in french (or german, italian...)... so I could read it and appreciate it better.

Best regards

Hélène.
(sorry for my english).


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Rahi Moosavi  Identity Verified
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Shamlu Website Jan 11, 2004

Dear Hélène,

Please refer to http://shamlu.com/trama.htm for translations of his poems in German, French, Italian, Swedish and Turkish.

Best,

Rahi

Hélène Cheminal wrote:

I'm not fluent in english, so I had to have a look in an english-french dictionnary...
I hope the work of Ahmad Shamlu has been translated in french (or german, italian...)... so I could read it and appreciate it better.

Best regards

Hélène.
(sorry for my english).


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Aisha Maniar  Identity Verified
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Thanks..... Jan 11, 2004

for this beautiful poem and also the link to the website! I hope I am able to read some of those poems in Persian soon, but the English translations will do for now:-)!

Aisha


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Subhamay Ray  Identity Verified
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Thanks for letting us know Jan 11, 2004

I wish someday I could read this in original. Persian has a great tradition in poetry.

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co.libri
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Thanks for the translations... Jan 11, 2004

[quote]Rahi Moosavi wrote:

Dear Hélène,

Please refer to http://shamlu.com/trama.htm for translations of his poems in German, French, Italian, Swedish and Turkish.

Best,

Rahi


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