Life's Mangled Knots

Life's Mangled Knots
by Multiple Personality Disorder

Life's Mangled Knots

Everything's mangled up with knots
houses with walls,
roads with lost trails,
streams with rivers,
and the sea with its waves

Oh Man!
People with their shams, with old strings,
loosely tied
Days mangled with nights,
and time, with clock's hands,
roots knotted with each other in lands,
and hearts, bonded with dismal love

On my mind, bygones have riddles and untieable knots,
and the frame on the wall,
your desolate and teary eyes, for years,
magically mangled with mine


Footnote: original poem in Farsi by nahidi,,, 



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by nahidi on

Great Job nazanin


Beautiful in both languages

by divaneh on

I had missed the original poem and thanks to your translation and the provided link had a double pleasure.



by yolanda on

Thank you, MPD,

     A very structured poem! First the poem talks about the explicit, visible, tangible, and tactile manifestation of being mangled.....and then moves to the implicit, emotional, sentimental manifestation of being mangled!

    Thank you, MPD, for all your translations, thru that, I was able to understand a lot more publications on IC!

Thank you!!!!


Beautiful translation

by Monda on

Nice job, MPD!

Maryam Hojjat

Great Poem

by Maryam Hojjat on

Thanks for sharing.