The Tablet – A Poem by Ahmad Shamlou

Ahmad Shamlou wrote “The Tablet” (in Persian: «لوح») in 1964, when he was 38 years old. This poem is from the middle stage of Shamlou’s life as a poet, when he was already a recognized poet in Iran. The Tablet has political, atheistic, and anti-war themes.

The Tablet is among my most favorite poe[……]

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The Fish

I think

my heart has never been

this much

warn and red:

 

I feel

in the worst moments of this deathly night

many thousand wellsprings of sun

in my heart

flows out of confidence;

 

I feel

in every inch and corner of this despair desert

many thousand merry forest[……]

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The Common Love

Tear is a mystery,

Smile is a mystery,

Love is a mystery.

 

The tear in that night was my love’s smile.

 

I am not a narrative so that you could tell me,

Not a melody you could sing,

Not a sound you could hear,

Or that sort you could see,

Or that type you coul[……]

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Nocturne 6

Alas, the human

had adapted to the pain of his centuries;

Alas!

We did not know this

and shoulder to shoulder

in the breath-filled streets of battle

we screamed.

 

Gods had all vanished

and there was just the name of the human

the device of the charm that drove the most beau[……]

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Nocturne

Not a door

not a way

Not a night

not a moon

Not a day

nor a sun,

 

We

are standing

outside of the time

with a bitter dagger

pierced in our spines.

 

Nobody

talks

to another one

‘cause silence

is speaking

in a thousand tongues.

 

We are gazing

at our deads

w[……]

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نگاه کن – شعری از احمد شاملو

خیلی ها پس خواندن شعر «نگاه کن» احمد شاملو آن را شعری زیبا، نوآور، و با مزمون سیاسی توصیف کرده اند. اما «نگاه کن» فقط این ها نیست. درست است، این شعر مدتی بعد از بگیر و ببند های سال 1332 و زندانی شدن شاملو نوشته شده، و از پوری و مرتضا، رفقای احمد شاملو، می گوید. اما این شعر همچنین از عشق، امید پس از[……]

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عاشقانه ی خوابگرد

            سبز که سبز می خواهمت!

نسیم سبز. شاخسار سبز.

قایق بر دریا

و اسب در کوهسار.

 

با سایه ی بر کمرش

زیبای من غرق رویاست بر لب ایوانش.

گوشت سبز، مو سبز،

با چشم های سیمین سرد.

            سبز که سبز می خواهمت!

زیر ماه کولی،

همه چیز خیره به اوست

و او نمی تواند ببیندشان.

 [……]

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