Poem by Nader Naderpour,  March 1953
Translated by Farhad Mafie

[From the collection Eyes and Hands (Chashmha va Dastha).  November 1985.]


Thousands of women


Thousands of men  


The women in veils


The men in cloaks


A single gold dome


With old storks


A joyless garden


With a few scattered trees


Devoid of laughter




A half-filled courtyard pool


With greenish water


Some old crows


On piles of rocks


Crowds of beggars


Every step of the way


White turbans


Black faces


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