I know the history of the sun

Today I share a moment of spare brilliance from the great Afghan modernist poet Partaw Naderi (1953-).

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“Star Rise”

I am the twin of light
I know the history of the sun

Stars
rise from the blisters on my hands.

Kabul
February, 1994
translated by Sarah Maguire and Yama Yari

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