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Kabul, Afghanistan

Kabul, Afghanistan

« I have come again and am shining like gold on the dusty road after years it is not the smell of soil it is the smell of my birthplace. »  —Mujib Mehrdad, The specks of birthplace

تمام شعر من موج نگاهت
ترا من دوست دارم بی نهایت
اگر روزی نباشی در کنارم
جهان گردد برایم چون قیامت

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You are my heart, you are my soul;
You are dream, as I see whole_
You are the dew on red flowers;
And that missing at each hours.
You are sun set, you are sun light;
You seem star each half...

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Writing in eternal battlefields

Afghanistan is country of wars. It has been the center of great empires under the Kushans, Ghaznavids, Ghorids, Timurids, Durrani dynasties and so on… in fact, the Silk Road...

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If you come in the fall
I will paint on a wall,
A love cottage and a moon_
I am waiting you come soon.
I will wait all the year,
Summer, spring, fall, winter_
I will count day by day;...

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از هجر تو نالانم از دوریت گریانم باشد شبی بیتو در گوشه ای پایانم
رفتی و مرا تنها بی مونس و بی همراه ای عزیز خوابهایم هر جا که هستی باز آ
گفتی شبم بیتو فردای نخواهد داشت...
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A country is a toddler's hand
that holds you as long as it can before it falls asleep.

A city is a clipboard with lists built and crossed out,
clutched like a punctuated flotation device.

A...

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A short story by Mohibullah Zegham (from my first collection of short stories “Hill in the Human”)

Translated by Rashid Khattak

It was a market day. I had loaded 16 sacks full of potatoes in a truck and...

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Afghanistan is a place on mars
women and children are howling
and no one can help them from the earth

To Malala
A head without Borqa is a head with a bullet
why you took the pencil...

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I have decided you can go
I dreamt you left, see it came true!
Let you know that you weren’t so kind,
You were an extra feeling, if you don’t mind.
I lost my life by your memories,
Can you...

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دلم را با نگاهی تو ربودی
برایم عاشقانه می سرودی
اگر روزی کسی همراز من بود
تو بودی و تو بودی و تو بودی

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میتوان در ژرفنای یک نگاه
تا به اوج آسمان حتی رسید
میتوان در یک نگاه ساده ای
درد یک عشق نهانی را کشید
میتوان با دیدن یک ارغوان
حس شگفتن را بیدار ساخت
میتوان در اقیانوس آبی عشق
پاکی...
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Love is all, love is flower
It’s what which makes you higher
Love is the moon in each twilight,
It is a lamp, it is a light
Call it a rainbow over sky;
Only by love you can fly
Love is...

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