Forough Farrokhzad

(5 January 1935 - 14 February 1967 / Tehran)

The Sin [gonah] - Poem by Forough Farrokhzad

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 about The Sin [gonah] by Forough Farrokhzad

  • (4/2/2018 5:25:00 PM)


    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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  • (3/19/2017 11:42:00 PM)


    A captivating song of life. Thanks for sharing it here. (Report) Reply

  • Jasbir Chatterjee (3/19/2017 9:58:00 PM)


    heart is always truthful and honest...better to follow the heart (Report) Reply

  • (3/19/2017 12:13:00 PM)


    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.. (Report) Reply

  • Pranab K Chakraborty (3/19/2017 8:12:00 AM)


    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 (Report) Reply

  • (3/19/2017 6:09:00 AM)


    a poem of enjoying something that is thought of as being a sin? (Report) Reply

  • Bernard F. Asuncion (3/19/2017 3:25:00 AM)


    Heart..... thanks for sharing...... (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (3/19/2017 3:00:00 AM)


    Seclusion! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, December 29, 2011



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