Qom
 
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

 

Silent

 

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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