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Tuesday, April 5, 2016

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Poems Found In Translation: “Iskandar Chahari: Infidel's Confession (From Persian)”

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Posted: 04 Apr 2016 06:51 PM PDT
Infidel's Confession
By Iskandar Chahari
Translated by A.Z. Foreman

Hey, Sheikhs and Preachers. I'm a man from Unbelieverdom.
I will not fake repentance for my drunkenness and fun.
There's joy both in debauchery and Surat al-Rahman.
My one true God of love and lovemaking, where have you gone?

The Original:

كافرم از كفر اباد اى واعظ و مفتى
توبۀ خالى نخواهم كرد از اين مستى
لذت است از رندگى و سورت الرحمان
اى خداى دوست داران تو كجا رفتى؟

Romanization:

Kāfiram az kufrabād ay wā'iz o muftī
Tawba-i xālī naxwāham kard az īn mastī
Lizzat ast as rindagī o sūrat al-rahmān
Ay xudā-i dōstdārān to kujā raftī?