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Forough Farrokhzad

Life is perhaps lighting up a cigarette in the narcotic repose between two love-makings or the absent gaze of a passerby who takes off his hat to another passerby with a meaningless smile and a good morning —  Forough Farrokhzad, from “Another Birth,” Another Birth and Other Poems. (Mage Publishers; Updated and REV ed. edition… Continue reading Forough Farrokhzad

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Forough Farrokhzad

In a room as big as loneliness my heart which is as big as love looks at the simple pretexts of its happiness at the beautiful decay of flowers in the vase at the sapling you planted in our garden and the song of canaries which sing to the size of a window. — Forough… Continue reading Forough Farrokhzad

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Forugh Farrokhzad

When blood was gushing forth from the anxious temples of my desire When my life was nothing other than the ticking of the clock I realized that I must love That I must madly love. — Forugh Farrokhzad, from “Window” (1967), translated by Farzaneh Milani from the Persian. The New York Times: The Opinion Pages.… Continue reading Forugh Farrokhzad

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Ali Abdolrezaei

My heart is bleeding  for the poet whose queue of words is getting longer                                       for the branchless sparrow who’s swallowed its twitter                                       for the restitution of a crow with no overhead wire                            for myself             gone from the house   like electricity I was somebody                                     Did the foolish thing    became a poet… Continue reading Ali Abdolrezaei

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