PERSIAN LIONESS: Simin Behbahani's Nowruz message


PERSIAN LIONESS: Simin Behbahani's Nowruz message
by Darius Kadivar

Simin Behbahani's Nowruz message, the doyenne of living Iranian poets (who is not permitted to have a passport and leave Iran), to Persian literature lovers in Los Angeles. President Obama,quoted her in his Nowruz Message for Nowruz 1390 (20 March 2011) quotes a line of her poetry (in English translation, of course).

Simin Behbahani Named 2011 Farhang Heritage Award Recipient:
The iconic poet honored at Farhang Foundation's 2011 Nowruz celebration at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) on Sunday, March 13th, 2011.

A Few years ago in California Pop Singer Dariush sings Simin Behbahani's Patriotic Ode put to music:

Dariush sings Another Patriotic Ode  "Vatan"  in Live Concert:

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Thank you, Darius jan, for Posting Simin Behbahani's Nowruz message. I felt at home watching her. Happy Nowruz!