by Nersi Ramazan-nia 09-Jan-2008
Shiraz, late November 2007: Every time I'm in Shiraz I visit the "Daarol-Rahmeh" where a cousin of my mother, who helped raise me, is buried. Poetry accompanies almost all the departed. Surrounded by the sights and sounds of the hourly drama that unfolds, trying to take pictures in such a way that the poems could be read later, I started wondering where and how these selections had been made. I found a place where they make customized tombstones, along with a catalog of popular poems to select for the departed.