Winter 2007 • Vol. XXIX No. 1 PoetryJanuary 1, 2007 |

Talāyeh’s Stone

From the Persian.    Shoulders that they placed back to the wall and the wall that became sky. Chiseled in relief on the stone. In a corner of the tomb, they throw several cartouches and a skull with a smile. For Talayeh saw nonexistence luminous through the gunfire. From the earth, As I drew back The span of light Curved And beside the wall, the neighing became mourning

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