Dienstag, Juni 03, 2008

Mahmud Kianush : In Another Childhood


* Mahmud Kianush*

Passing through

A green corridor of songs,

After a summer rain,

Perhaps it was a feeling,

- Always being there,

But left forsaken as if for ever -,

Suddenly awakened me

In another childhood.

I began to try those songs,

Note after note,

Excited with my imitations,

Naively hopeful to invite the birds

For a joyful conversation,

But soon they all fell

Into an absolute silence,

And the silence remained.

Was it out of fear?

Or disbelief?

Or something else?

Few are those who live to try,

And fewer those who care to know.

30 May 2008*