In the Field

There are thing the eyes catch,

and things the eyes miss.

For instance:

The square where the troops

practice massacre,

can be a green field;

where the children of the rainbow


and chant

Thus, he

who grins

at the last call,

can only be

a grin

before “the fire”!

Ahmad ShamlouIn the Field” (در میدان)
A poem by Ahmad Shamlou
Translated by myself
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