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15.mai 2020- Benyamin Farnam Iran/Oslo

15.mai 2020- Benyamin Farnam Iran/Oslo

Hvordan er det å være på flukt eller i eksil når verden rammes av en pandemi? 11 forfulgte forfattere rapporterer fra sin hverdag i en digital dagbok. Bidrag nummer fem er fra filmskaper, produsent og poet Benyamin Farnam fra Iran. Benyamin er nåværende fribyforfatter i Oslo.

Corona

By: Benyamin Farnam

 

The city’s sybaritic soul is sterilised by an unbidden guest

Death runs a lottery in the streets

And fear cries: Kissing is forbidden!

Alienation writhes hidden under our skin

And the alleys are struck by denial

This is the wonder of our time

Old mothers clasp their hands in prayer

Young women break old crosses

People disagree

And the classes too

Prison! Prison!

The state quarantines us

The obedient citizens lift their glasses at home

And a child from the poor southern part of town

Searches for survival

Among the neighbourhood waste …

 

                                    Translated from the Persian by Christoffer Ellefsen and Johanne Fronth-Nygren

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