'گفتگو ' by Elyas Alavi, translated by Kazim Darwish

 

 

گفتگو


به خواهرم گفتم

از بازارهای شلوغ کابُل

از میدان های شهر

و محله های بزرگان دوری کن.

 گفت:

اما اینجا مرگ

مثل گرد در هواست

همه پنجره ها را ببندی نیز

سرانجام به اتاقت می رسد.

 

CONVERSATION
 

I told my sister

stay away from Kabul’s bazars

stay away town squares

the areas of high-ranking officials.

 

She told me:

but here, death is like dust in the air

even if you close all the windows

eventually it gets into your room.

 



This poetry was originally published in Issue 43 of The Lifted Brow. Get your copy here!

Elyas Alavi is a poet and visual artist based in Adelaide, South Australia. He published three poetry books in Iran and Afghanistan.