Now Reading
The Smell of Cigarettes حرف كه مي‌زني

The Smell of Cigarettes حرف كه مي‌زني

Avatar
Artwork by M Faizi

حرف كه مي‌زني

 

دريا دامنش را جمع مي‌كند

و ماه پايين مي‌آيد

باد با كوچ پرندهگان

آواز‌هاي مرا تا دوردست‌ها مي‌برد

شاعران شعرت مي‌كنند

و درختان برايت دست تكان مي‌دهند

اما تو

با انگشتاني كه بوي سیگار مي‌دهند

.آرام از كنار خطوط موازي جهان مي‌گذری

 

The Smell of Cigarettes

 

When you speak

The sea gathers its skirt

And the moon comes down

The wind carries my songs

With migrating birds to distant places

Poets turn you into a poem

And trees wave at you

But you

With fingers that smell of cigarettes

Walk gently along the parallel lines of the world

 

Translated from Persian by Tayler Hall. Hall studies Human Physiology and Persian Cultural Studies at Boston University.

If you liked this poem and would like to help more writers like this publish their work, please consider supporting our writers and artists by becoming a member HERE.


Copyright © 2021 the archipelago. The material on this site may not be used elsewhere without written permission. For reprint enquiries, contact us. | Powered by SMART