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A rubái (quatrain)
in English translation


Mahmud Kianush



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Today, as a silent bystander, with no grief, no fear,

I bid my ears the burning cries of blood not to hear;

Tomorrow, when the shining face of Truth will appear,

In mourning for yesterday's broken, black I will wear.



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