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A Poem by

Mahmud Kianush



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Last night

Sleep was unkindly reluctant

To come into my eyes;

My heart on fire,

I went to the window

For water:


Before long,

The Sheherazade of the Moon,

In the Palace of Stars

Put Sleep and me both

Under the spell

Of her primordial stories.



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