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A Poem from the Book:
"Of Birds and Men"

( For Anthony Hyman )


Mahmud Kianush



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With the smell of the sea

Mixed with my ancient blood,

I watch the diving birds

Picking the ripened fruits

From the exuberant bushes of the waves.


Feeling blissfully light and fresh,

My memory opens

To the faceless, forgotten lovers,

Whose ashes had been scattered

Over the sea.


After an adoring look

At the infinite blue,

I close my eyes,

And the darkness fills my mind

With immortal wings

And white blossoms.

"Of Birds and Men"
(A book of poems in Persian)

Of Birds and Men
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