The Sin [gonah] Poem by Forough Farrokhzad

The Sin [gonah]

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I sinned a sin full of pleasure,
In an embrace which was warm and fiery.
I sinned surrounded by arms
that were hot and avenging and iron.

In that dark and silent seclusion
I looked into his secret-full eyes.
my heart impatiently shook in my breast
In response to the request of his needful eyes.

In that dark and silent seclusion,
I sat dishevelled at his side.
his lips poured passion on my lips,
I escaped from the sorrow of my crazed heart.

I whispered in his ear the tale of love:
I want you, O life of mine,
I want you, O life-giving embrace,
O crazed lover of mine, you.

desire sparked a flame in his eyes;
the red wine danced in the cup.
In the soft bed, my body
drunkenly quivered on his chest.

I sinned a sin full of pleasure,
next to a shaking, stupefied form.
O God, who knows what I did
In that dark and quiet seclusion.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Tom Allport 19 March 2017

a poem of enjoying something that is thought of as being a sin?

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Edward Kofi Louis 19 March 2017

Seclusion! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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Bernard F. Asuncion 19 March 2017

Heart..... thanks for sharing......

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dr. Antony theodore 02 April 2018

In that dark and silent seclusion I looked into his secret-full eyes. my heart impatiently shook in my breast In response to the request of his needful eyes. what a powerful expression of passion and intimacy.. tony

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Ratnakar Mandlik 19 March 2017

A captivating song of life. Thanks for sharing it here.

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Jasbir Chatterjee 19 March 2017

heart is always truthful and honest...better to follow the heart

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an illicit love affair- since when is true love sinful..life is full of sinning opportunities but to truly live and love isn't a sin..

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Pranab K Chakraborty 19 March 2017

Marvelous expedition through the world of words. The readers enjoyed every inch of a pleased sou who sinned to burn inside the eternal fire. Thanks for sharing.l

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