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Poetry

2003

Windless in Bam
For Bam
By Slater Bakhtavar

Ahi dar kavir
For Bam
By Arash Zarei

At home in diaspora
For Bam
By Manoucher Parvin

How can I sing
For Bam
By Poriya Moazzami

Another day
For Bam
By Shima Safikhani

We die only because...
For Bam
By Darya Sarkar

We die only because...
For Bam
By Darya Sarkar

Persian style Christmas
It helps us to belong
By Zohreh Khazai Ghahremani

Parchamdaar-e aashtee
For Shirin Ebadi
By M. Keyvan

Keshvar-e man
My country
By Salamkhar Golsir Koohi

Without the same
What purpose had her life -- in pain?
By Jam Hamidi

Memory of my father
In Shiraz's Spring-colored weather
By Kaveh L. Afrasiabi

I stand where the windows are empty
Yes, my cut heart shall sing
By Sheema Kalbasi & Roger Humes

I am an Iranian
We just sit here playing idiotic political games
By Niloofar Nafici

Ey toh bartar
Bee toh aaheest...
By Arash Zarei

The shore of silence
The story of the stars is not in my mouth
By Taraneh Javanbakht

A love letter
What is life without a yearning like this?
By Leila Shirazi

IN MEMORY
Poems for the late Shirin Bakhtiar
Tasliyat
By Arash Zarei
Perhaps the next shore
By Zohreh Khazai Ghahremani

Loss of a Ferdowsi scholar
The death of Jerome Clinton
By Ahmad Karimi-Hakkak

Goftegoo
Conversations with Maryam Houleh va Houman Azizi
By Niloofar Beyzaie

Call me bigheyrat
I have been a zealot for too long to demand poetic justice now
By Anoosh Ariapour

Namaz-e Mansour
Allah-tar az toh
By M. Keyvan

Three poems
by Leila Farjami
*
Dokhtarak-e lab-goli...
* ...taabestaan-e bee-bastani
*
Az aroosak-haa va arvaah

September 11
I shall fast for the green days
By Sheema Kalbasi & Roger Humes

Khodforoosh
The prostitute
By Arash Zarei

Heech ghatreh
Not a drop
By Pari Koosheh

War
They know the war is not fun
By Flora Kaschani

Of meat and men
Based on an Iraj Mirza poem
By Korosh Khalili

Eshgh abadeest
Love is forever
By Parastu Hedjazi

Taklif-e golhaa cheest?
The wall
By Babak Mozafarian

Shirzan
For Shirin Ebadi
By Masoud Jame-ol-Sanaye

Birth
Into corruption we all are born,
By Everett E. Allie

And I run...
The ghosts that still haunt
By Arezou Raeisghasem

A recipe
Three poems
By Naz Rakhshandeh

Falling
Two poems
By Sara Tajbakhsh

Golbarg-e yaas
Poem
By M. Keyvan

Man aariyaaeeyam
Poem
By Massoud Sepand

Kinsman of open horizons
Professor Stepan Alexian 
By Mohammad Sadri

Don't lose yourself
Parody of a Eminem's song, "Lose Yourself"
By Arash Emamzadeh

Come stand by my window
By Sheema Kalbasi
& Roger Humes

Two poems
-- Del miravad ze dastam
-- Raaz-e ashk

By M. Keyvan

The answer
For Laleh, or Ladan
By Jam

Two poems
-- Emshab
-- Emrooz
By Nikoo G.

Runaway of words
By Naz Rakhshandeh

Soghoot-e Baghdad
And three more poems
By Cyrous Moradi

Unspoken dreams
Poem
By Dara S. Esfandiary

Blizzy Blizzy blahzah blahzah blahzay
Your poem in September
By Madame Bayaz

Rahnemood beh Basij
Advice for the Basij militia
By M. Keyvan

Five poems
By Leila Farjami
* Kaarmand
* Chaah
* Kaaboos
* Panjereh
* Shohood

My Angel in Heaven
For my daughter who was tragically killed
By Brenda Jamalzadeh

Asheqaneh
Fassl-e dero
By Arash Zarei

Moon's servant
My interpretation of a Rumi poem
By Reza Badei

Divine nostalgia
Fantastic tension of the opposites in Hafiz poems
Interview with Paul Smith by Farid Parsa

He is us
In defense of "Dardedel"
By Rob Levandoski

Baba was depressed
The collective neurosis shared by all of us
By Shahriar Zangeneh

A story of good boys and bad boys
By Hadi Khorsandi
Translation by Peyvand Khorsandi
Persian original

Kiss
In the midst of my heartache
By Arash Daneshzadeh

Akheh oon
jallaad miyaad

By Shahnaz M.

The gangs
of Tehran

By A. Bani

I am a woman
By Sheema Kalbasi &
Roger Humes

A man
A broken man
By Roz Omid

Sarcheshmeh
aab

By Arash Zarei

Baba was depressed
The collective neurosis shared by all of us
By Shahriar Zangeneh

Beh galleh kheslat-e khod rahbari neest
Poem
By Shahriar Dadvar

Inside the prison
For Zahra Kazemi
By Peyvand Khorsandi

Bood
Poem
By Khoshkish

Gol-e par par shodeh
dar khaab

By Arash Zarei

If not in life
To Laleh & Ladan
By Babak Mozafarian

Nasl-e taaziyaneh
va abreesham

By Shokooh Mirzadegi

Goodbye
Laleh and Ladan
By Moe

Today He lived, today he died
A poem I hope will be proved wrong on 18 Tir
By Amir Nooriala

My mysterious affair with
Mr. Loneliness in four scenes

By Nahal Naficy

Nahal-e Azadi
Freedom
By Arash Zarei

Baran
Golchin Gilani's poem in elementary school books
By Moe

Thug
War
By David McCoy

Tars-e az khod boodan
dar koocheh-haaye parishaan-e man meebaarad

Pouring fear of self
By Massoud Vatankhahi

Yaar
Love
By Laleh Mamnoon

Ineffable tango
Take my hand
By Dara S. Esfandiary

Go to war my fine young man
By Leora Douraghy

Daani keh cheest dolat?
By M. Keyvan

You whisper in my ear
(pedar sag)
By my friend's 14-year-old daughter

Murder in Victoria Park
Poem
By Naz Rakhshandeh

I ran
Poem
By Jam

Time
Poem: Father's day
By Reza Nabavian

Pedar
Poem: Father's day
By Arash Zarei

Only when lost
Poem
By Laleh Ghadiri

Kaash hameh chiz veeraan shavad
Tonight in Tehran
By V

Bahaaraan Khojasteh Baad
Lyrics to popular revolutionary song
By Keramat Daneshian

At home with a poet
War is over for those who want it. War is far from over
By Peyvand Khorsandi

Khoda Hafez Rumi
Book review: Manouchehr Parvin's Dardedel
By Fereshteh Davaran

A noble thought is where?
Little dignity left for the "Islamic State"
By Simin Behbahani
Translated by Moe Maleki

Love conquers age
Lord Byron and Persia
By G.R. Sami Gorgan Roodi

First heart beat
Forough Farrokhzad's letters to her husband

Rad-e paa-ye to
Poem
By Arash Zarei

The heartbeat of death
Poem
By Sara Tajbakhsh

Children of the crescent
Poem
By Ramtin

I am the star
Poem
By Soraya Shalforoosh

Jaavdaaneh
Poem
By Arash Zarei

The eve of war
Poem
By Roger Hume

Make Her Our's
Poem
By Nina Farnia

Lights, tanks, action!
Poem
By Arash Emamzadeh

Album-e sorkh
For Kaveh Golestan
By R. Hiwa

The night letter
Poem
By Maziar Ouliaei-Nia

Faces of war
Drawing/Poem
By Saghar Barzmehri

Stoning in Abadan
Poem
By Ramtin

Only 1 step
Poem
By Arash Daneshzadeh

Dar beehozooriye parvaaz
Poem
By Massoud Vatankhahi

Benevees naameh nevees
Poem
By Arash Zarei

Nemidaani...
Poem
By Peyman Rajabi

Khorramshahr
Poem
By Azam Nemati

The cub
Poem
By Reza Razavi

Rivals - football fans
Poem
By Mahsa J

Salam Iran
Poem
By Bardia Haddadi

Jang
Poem
By Katayoon Hadizadeh

Your name
Poem
By Katayoon Hadizadeh

Mihan
Poem
By Shahrooz Shokraei

Knowing
Poem
By Sara Tajbakhsh

Yaar...
Poem
By Delshode

Shamloo va aayandeye she're faarsee
Shamloo and the future of Persian poetry
By Esmail Nooriala

Lotf-e Bahar
By Fereydoun Moshiri

New year
By Reza Meshkini

Aghaaz-e saal
By Hassan Karimi

Aghaaye Raeesjomhoor
By Massoud Vatankhahi

That's all
By Saghar Barzmehri

Shock and awe
By Babak Mozafarian

Mama in the war
By Sheema Kalbasi

My land
By Reza Nabavian

Romeo's bag of words
Poetry
By Naanaam

Ham-parvaaz
Poem
By Arash Zarei

Mast-o-Faramoosh
China connection
By Farzam Kamalabadi

War cry
Poetry
By Ramtin

Sightless soldiers
Poem
By Bijan Rafat

Zang-e Taareekh
Poem
By Ahmad Sadri

Yek agar baa yek baraabar bood
Poem
By Khosro Golesorkhi

Tell America tell
Poem
By Dr. M. Ashaq Raza, Asmara, Eritrea

Columbia
Poem
By Katayoon Hadizadeh

Faramoush
Poem
By Mona Romezi

You gotta get up!
Poem
By Abol H Danesh

Schimmel and Stars
Annemarie Schimmel
By Madame Bayaz

Private talk without shame
Conversation with author of "Dardedel"
By Ali Akbar Mahdi

Promise of a trouble-maker
Opening speech for "Poets and Peace"
By R. Hiwa

I find myself
Poem

By Setareh Sabety

A poem for those tough times
Poem
By Arash Emamzadeh

Surprise
Poem
By Zara Houshmand

Curious
Poem
By Shadi Assar

Tell 'n show
Poem
By Nina Habibi

Lord Penis
Poem
By Leila Farjami

Now that is forgotten
Poem
By Sheema Kalbasi

Sunday evening in London
Poem
By Mojtaba Akhtari

Mohaajer
Poem
By Elham Gheytanchi

Rock Creek Park in November
Poem
By Reza Nabavian

Privilege
Poem
By Sahar Shokati

When Paris is crying ...
Poem
By Arash Z

Shackles
Poem
By Arezou Raeisghasem

Rebels fatwa
Poem
By Tariq Toosy

The baby asked
Poem
By Business Man

Vaght-e vorood-e zamaan
Poems
By Peyman Vahabzadeh

Iranian Darwins
Poem
By Roger Sedarat

Litanie de Lumière
Poem
By Parviz Abolgassemi

If you go home
Poem
By Setareh Sabety

Peydaaee
Poem
By Leila Farjami

Delakam va baaraan-e khaaste-haa
Poem
By Sheema Kalbasi

Forough Farrokhzad
Audio
Compiled by Mani Farhoomand

Kiss marks on our shoulder
The poetry of Forough Farrkhozad
By Mammad Aidani

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