Both Your Spring & Your Autumn are Glossy Daykundi

By Mohammad Essa Anwari
Translation by Asadullah Jafari “Pezhman”

Miramur District of Daykundi Province, Afghanistan. Photo by Qadar Rafat

Both your spring & your autumn are pleasant

Your dignity is the center of Daykundians

In the April & May almond flower season

Your air heals a deep & infected wound

You are now a motherless chicken

You are a broken crown, your wings crippled

You fell into the hands of everyone & ignoble

You are without support & guidance

Where did all your assets & facilities go?

You are like a ring without a jewel

I share your pains & sorrows

You are instead a mother to me

If you believe my words a little & slightly

Your goodness will not return anymore