In the tunnel of time

In the tunnel of time
by Mahvash Shahegh

It was a majestic afternoon.

There we were Rudaki and I

Marzieh and Banan

along with a few American pupils.

We all smelled the coming fragrance

of the brook of “Moolian”

It seems we were standing

in the tunnel of time

one end of which was in “Bukhara”

and the other in Maryland in America.

One end in the tenth century

the other in the twenty first.

We all were amazed by the beauty

of the words and songs.

We were astonished by the

magic and endurance of

Persian language through the test

of place and time!

It was a majestic afternoon.

[Persian Original]


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Anahid Hojjati

Thanks Mahvash for beautiful poetry, check link to the song

by Anahid Hojjati on

Dear Mahvash, thanks for sharing your beautiful poems with us. And here is link to the song:



Azadeh Azad


by Azadeh Azad on

Dear Mahvash,

I simply love this magnificent poem. I find its original (?) Persian versian to have a more dramatic effect.  Thanks for sharing.