Autumn Leaves

by Shakir Shujaabadi

Here, some honour loyalty
Some prize manners
We are autumn leaves
We fear the wind

The literal translation of this poem was made by Nukhbah Langah

The final translated version of the poem is by The Poetry Translation Workshop


This is one in a long series of poems grouped by their forms, none of which has a title. We gave this poem the title 'Autumn Leaves', primarily to distinguish it from the other Qutah (Stanza) poem we translated.

Very little contemporary poetry from Siraiki has been translated into English and we were very lucky that Nukhbah Langah brought these beautiful poems by Shakir Shujaabadi to our workshop.


  1. February 3rd, 2013 at 4:34 am

    saud says:

    nice poet