Thursday, February 24, 2011

quatrain 894

From sunlight, three versions of quatrain #894:
With every word, you break my heart.
You see my story
written in blood on my face,
why do you ignore it,
do you have a heart of stone?

translation by Azima Melita Kolin and Maryam Mafi

Every day, this pain. Either you're numb
or you don't understand love.
I write out my love story.
You see the writing, but you don't read it.

version by Coleman Barks

Every day my heart cries out.
Every night it turns to stone.

The story of my love
is written in blood all over my face.
I asked by Beloved to read it.
He asks me to ignore it.

version by Jonathan Star

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