Forugh Farrokhzad
Persian Poetry, Poetry

Forough Farrokhzad – The Wind Up Doll

"Whatever the equation, one can always be a zero,yielding nothing, whether added, subtracted, or multiplied.One can think your eyes are buttons from an old ragged shoecaught in a web of anger.One can evaporate like water from one’s own gutter." Forough Farrokhzad     Forough Farrokhzad was an Iranian poet and film maker known for her… Continue reading Forough Farrokhzad – The Wind Up Doll

Book Excerpts, Persian Poetry, Poetry

On the Lip of Oblivion We Linger – Hafiz

Fourteenth century poet Hafiz is one of Persia's most celebrated poets. Not so much is known about him, and it's thought that only a small portion of his prodigious work survives. At first glance, many of Hafiz's poems read like heartbroken laments, penned at closing time after a rowdy night at the tavern. However, they… Continue reading On the Lip of Oblivion We Linger – Hafiz