Saturday, February 09, 2008

Iran, a Winter Journey

I also have new translations of poems and prose by Franzobel and Julian Schutting in an absolutely stunning book called Iran, a Winter Journey, published by X-CHANGE in Vienna.

Never again, oh I swear, will the towers fall silent,
Never at night.
Day has not yet begun ending; already
Everything silently silenced awakens;
Oaths of the death god are broken by silence:
All silenced to death are the towers of silence,
They're going to be filled by such echoing voices—

Julian Schutting, "The Towers of Silence of Yazd"

1 comment:

stefan said...

das fotoband ist genial
i love iran