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Weary Waters

A Poem from the Book:
"Weary Waters"


Mahmud Kianush



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At the rising of the moon

I saw Beauty

Speaking to the Night

Of the weary Waters.


Am I not,

-This sitting silence -,

Carrying in me

That murmuring stream

Which the plain embraces,

Which the Sun lifts

With ecstatic kisses

Up to the azure heights?


It runs on,

Passing through deeds and fates,

Through pains and pleasures,

Through blood and hope.


Will this long,

               this gainless journey,

Ever have its gain

Of the infinite sleep of the Ocean!


( "Weary Waters" is one of nine books of modern poems within "The Blossom of Astonishment". They were written during a period of three decades in the poet's life.
This poem is also available in the original "Persian". )



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