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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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