Ahmadinejad Recites Poetry

At poetry festival

IBNA: The 5th International Fajr Poetry Festival wrapped up today in Tehran's Vahdat Hall. Delivering a speech Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said:" If I was a member of the festival's jury panel I would have introduced all the participants as winners; since entering a world of love means winning." During the ceremony the president recited poems of distinguished poets as Roudaki, Sa'adi, Vahshi Bafghi, Khayyam, Attar Neishabouri and Khajavi Kermani >>>



Ahmadi nejad & the comments in iranain.com

by Khebedin on

How sad to see people commenting so childishly. These Iranians are wasting their time. You all, with such comments, make me appreciating and like Ahmadinejad. Be clever and do what is fair and right.


Very Funny

by amirparvizforsecularmonarchy on

Our little mad man from the deh is trying to prove his civility after crushing his opponents and killig their children.

Mona 19


by Mona 19 on

"مکن ظلم و ستم ظالم , بترس از آه مظلومان

که روز روشـــــن هر فـــــرد شام تار هم دارد"



funny stuff

by MRX1 on

lauged my ass off. The expression on the face of the people are prcieless.

Soosan Khanoom


by Soosan Khanoom on

I saw it the other night on JKL that was  hilarious! ....

Crazynejad and Bush are both the same ..... they have no idea what they are talking about .....

Darius Kadivar


by Darius Kadivar on

Seems slightly better than this :

The President's Speech



Mr. President Please Add Simin Behbahani To Your List

by Ski-Ab-Ali on

Listen to the link below and memorize it : //www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSdF5KCuxy8&feature=player_embedded#at=189  



He has a valid point though!

by aziz on

The world would be free of any difficulty if these poems were flowen in their way; the same way that now we have no problem!


Very Nice Mr. President.

by pedro on

Man az shooghe va shoore shaery shoma chenan hayajan zadeh misham ke shabha dar rakhtekhabam ( GOLAB TO ROOTOON ) mishasham. 

Stop Execution and torture of Iranians in Islamic regime Prisions


Where was Simon Cowel?

by Doctor mohandes on

To rate the Performance?

" I think ... you sounded like an eagle who stutters and stammers... Elton John could be taking a dump in the John! and Pleasuring George Micheal while reciting these and they still sound a lot bettaa than you!"

Congratulations! you Have made it to the next round.

Anahid Hojjati

Jaleho, the audience was rolling their eyes and smirking

by Anahid Hojjati on

one way or another, you have to defend IRI.


عیب نداره حوصله شما سر رفت


فکر کنم در این برنامه شنوندگانی مورد نظر بوده‌اند  که سواد فارسیشان کمی‌ بیشتر از پنجم دبستان بوده، و ذوق ادبی‌ آنها کمی‌ بالغ تر از اشعاری مانند:


وقتی به ایران برگشتن خواهم کردم

دو دو تا چار تا شعر خاندن خواهم کردن!


Anahid Hojjati

It is good to watch for smirks and rolling of eye in audience

by Anahid Hojjati on

I saw couple at about 0:56 and 1:45. I could only take less than 5 minutes of this.

Esfand Aashena

He's mimicking Charlie Sheen = WINNING! Winning! winning!

by Esfand Aashena on

Everything is sacred


تیر خلاص زن


مرتیکه بازجو اوین، تیر خلاص زن را چه به این غلطها. حمّال تو از شعر چه میفهمی؟

Mash Ghasem

شاعر ملت ایران اگر این بی پدر است

Mash Ghasem

شاعر ملت ایران اگر این بی پدر است

بر این ملت و شعرش باید ... بعله!


Jik Jik-e mastoonet hast...

by Aarash4545 on

Fekr-e zemestoonet hast?

Haalaa baramoon she'r-e Farsi mikhooni?? Antar?

Fardaa keh az tokhmaat aavizoonet kardeem bebinam cheh she'rhaaei mikhooni.

Dariush Kabir


by Dariush Kabir on

He butchered some those verses. The person who wrote this speech for him did not even bother to coach him, he could not even read those poems right. Did this guy even finish high school?

 Mahmud: please DO NOT QUIT YOUR DAY JOB! you are only good at a few things "murder, torture, steeling election, fabricating the truth, and destroying Iranian culture", leave poetry and culture to decent people.


ای مردک زشت حقه پرداز


ای مردک زشت حقه پرداز

برقع به صورتت بیانداز

تا صورت زشت تو نبینیم

 هر گز مکن این برقع خود باز



ماشالا همه فنّ حریفه، این آقا محمود اگه ترشی نخوره یه چیزیش می‌ش


البته یکی‌ می‌خواد به این آقا محمود بگه شما کارهای مهمتری دارید تا شعر خوندن، مثل مردم رو کتک زدن و زندان انداختن


G. Rahmanian

Monda Jaan:

by G. Rahmanian on

I had exactly the same thought. Dear Oktaby: IC should start a "Torture of the Day" section, as well.

Soosan Khanoom

oktaby thanks for the link : )

by Soosan Khanoom on

oktaby thanks for the link  : )

...... i can not stop laughing .... that was soooo funny 

ey zahed hmmmm chee bood !

Hafez  aghar hmmmmm baleh

aghar jamee be kaf aree az anjaee keh bayad be kaf ary

chee bood ?


anyway where is this Velayati now? 



by oktaby on

IRR, and rehab he should pursue a career in comedy. Placing this post in 'Arts& culture' is also comic.

His reciting skills are not quite as smooth as Velayati's




This is a diversion

by Monda on

He means to distract the protestors with his new depth and passion.  


Pleasing Khamenei

by onlyinamrica on

He is doing this to please khamenei.

Immortal Guard

Parvin Etesaami and BaaBaa Taaher!

by Immortal Guard on



شاعر که تویی....


"Personal business must yield to collective interest."

G. Rahmanian

مرتيكه ميخواد وانمود كنه

G. Rahmanian

شعرهم ميدونه! تا بحال كم شرو ور ازش شنيديم بزودي مجموعه ... شعرهاي اين دلقك هم به بازار عرضه خواهد شد.  


Beautiful selection, great recitation!

by Jaleho on



this is amazing footage

by pas-e-pardeh on

He is reciting great poems and not so bad a delivery.  It could pass for a decent lecture. I can also see he is a showman and he is basking in the limelight. 

Since I know him to be a vile character, then this can not be good for Persian poetry.  

Why is it that even vile humans appreciate Persian poetry?  Isn't Persian literature then just a pretty canvas for anyone to paint themselves onto? For anyone to find high words to support any truth? Even a dictator can use it to justify his reality. 

(This is also good material for a psychoanalyst to study before giving his recommendations to the court that will eventually try this man.   )