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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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Sohrab Sepehri

In my heart a little flame like the dreams you have while still half-asleep rousing yourself. So restless am I that I feel like racing to the end of the desert without end, up to the zenith of the highest mountain from where it seems there is a voice calling out to me. — Sohrab Sepehri,… Continue reading Sohrab Sepehri

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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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Sohrab Sepehri

 No, unity is impossible. There’s always distance although the curve of the stream makes a nice pillow for the sweet slumber of the morning glory. There is always distance. One should be ‘afflicted’ or else the bewildered murmuring between words would be wasted. And love is a journey to a culminating brightness of the solitude… Continue reading Sohrab Sepehri

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