Poem by Gheisar Aminpour

می خواهمت چنانکه شب ِ خسته خواب را
می جویمت چنانکه لب ِ تشنه آب را

I want you as an exhausted night (wants) sleep
I seek you as thirsting lips (seek) the waters

محو تو ام چنانکه ستاره به چشم ِ صبح
یا شبنم ِ سپیده دمان آفتاب را

Effaced by you as a star (is) by the morning eye
Or as the early morning dew (is) by sunshine

بی تابم آنچنانکه درختان برای باد
یا کودکان خفته به گهواره تاب را

Restless as the trees (are) for the blowing winds
Or the sleeping children in the cradle (are) for a swing

بایسته ای چنانکه تپیدن برای دل
یا آنچنانکه بال ِ پریدن عقاب ر ا

You have stopped, as (does) the beating of the heart
Or as (does) the flying wing of an eagle

حتی اگر نباشی می آفرینمت
چونانکه التهاب بیابان سراب را

Even if you be not, I will create you
As the desert’s swelling (creates) a mirage

ای خواهشی که خواستنی تر ز پاسخی
با چون تو پرسشی چه نیازی جواب را

Oh you who’s a request more wished for than a response
With a question like you, what need (have I) for an answer?

قيصر امين پور

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