by Reza Mohammadi

You put artificial flowers in a silver-looking vase
beside a painting of a window,
and the sun revealed your smile as fake,
so you rested the mask of your beautiful face
on my chest - but hey, I love you, it's true,
and I love you with all of my heart.

The literal translation of this poem was made by Hamid Kabir

The final translated version of the poem is by Nick Laird


  1. October 2nd, 2013 at 7:26 am

    Ephy says:

    really clever. i like it!