Friday, January 08, 2010

quatrain 1854

From sunlight, two further versions of quatrain #1854 to add to the Houshmand translation discussed at in search of water.

I took a journey
dead set to find
your true love
at any cost
at every stage I landed
I saw a head beheaded
I saw a life is lost

trans by Nader Khalili

I travelled everywhere,
following you,
looking for signs of where you had been –
They show me a house stacked with bodies,
heads strewn on the floor.

version by Jonathan Star and Shahram Shiva

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