Persian Samples 23

Believe in the spring! بهار را باور کن – فریدون مشیری by F. Moshiri

Open the windows
For, the kind breeze is celebrating the birthday of the beautiful flowers
And spring,
On each and every branches
Close to each young leaf,
Has turned on lovely candles!

All swallows have come back
Singing the lovely song of freshness

Our narrow street is filled with spring songs
And the cherry trees
Are all blossoms
To celebrate the birthday of every flower

Open the window my friend!
Do you ever remember
That a wild thirst burnt our earth,
And all the leaves faded away?
Do you ever remember
What the bad thirst did with the liver of the soil?

Do you ever remember
What the hands of the bad cold did with our grapevines,
And what the unkind wind did with our flowers
In the middle of the dark nights?

Do you ever remember that?

Now, believe in the miracle of the rain
And look at the generosity
In the eyes of the green meadow
And see the affection
In the soul of the kind breeze
That, with all her empty-handedness,
Is celebrating the birthday of the young flowers

The soil is alive again
Why have you turned into silent stones?
Why are you so frustrated?

Open the windows
And believe in the spring!

Bahar ra bavar kon

Lesson 23