Poem for Nasrin Sotoudeh, by Azadeh Davachi:
“The whites of your eyes
Are the flag of peace
Never brandished
You have pleaded for Spring
To flood the gutters with rain
To clamp your hands
Over the ears of the earth
So she does not hear the cries of birds
So the innocence of windows
Dies to the sound of soldiers marching
As if they were in a hurry
They muddy your footprints
Their rifles aimed at your sweet lullabies
They were deaf
To not hear the tone of your voice
They were blind
To dump their trash in your throat
And they did not see that
You were a shining star
Over houses that had not awoken
No, they did not see
And silence was the last word
That fled your body”.

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