Ahmad Shamloo

(1925-2000 / Iran / Tehran)

Ahmad Shamloo Poems

1. The Fish 5/15/2014
2. Come The Night 5/15/2014
3. In This Dead-End 5/15/2014
4. I Am Still Thinking Of That Raven 5/15/2014
5. Fairies 5/15/2014
Best Poem of Ahmad Shamloo


Three Fairies sat
Naked at sunset
Under the blue dome of sky
'Boo-hoo,' cried the Fairies
and their tears were like rain from Spring clouds
Their hair was as long as rope
and as dark as night
It may have been even longer than rope
and it may have been even darker than night
Before them, upon the horizon
Was a city of enslaved boys
Behind them, black and cold
sat the old fabled Castle (where they used to live)
They listened; and from the city they heard
the sounds of chains clinking
While from behind them in the castle
came the nightly ...

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