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Mulberries


Have you ever seen
mulberries,
how their red juice
stains the earth where they fell?
Nothing is as painful as falling.
I’ve seen so many workers
fall from buildings
and become mulberries.


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About the translation:
Poet:
Sabeer Haka
Translator:
Hubert Moore, Nasrin Parvaz
Original language:
Farsi
Issue:
2015 Number 1 - Scorched Glass

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Sabeer Haka

Sabeer Haka was born in 1986 in Kermanshah, Iran. He is now a construction worker and lives in Tehran. Two of his collections...

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Hubert Moore

Hubert Moore is a British poet with six published poetry collections. The most recent are The Hearing Room (Shoestring, 2006)...

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Nasrin Parvaz

Translator

Nasrin Parvaz

Nasrin Parvaz's activities in human and civil rights in Tehran led to her imprisonment in Evin Prison from 1982 to 1990. Her b...

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