Ethnic Alzheimer

persian westender
by persian westender

The rug

and the fog and the milk and the wind and the troll

I still remember all

Woven from beginning of history

Stretched up until our old "Naharkhori"

The pattern of that old Turkmen rug

and the crawl of early morning fog

amidst Ramsar's forests

and the vagrant Shahsavaar cows

with milk-loaded breasts

Tell me, what fills the void of this life best?

I still remember

The wild whirlwinds running in vain

between the road of Kashan - Naein

originating  from

40 dried "ghanaat" and "kariz"

...or who knows perhaps

from blossoms of Shomal  narenj trees;

or the nest of wild bees

I still remember

bloomy scent of spring, but

gloomy tone of bullying in falls

stay away from school trolls

stick to the Shirkakao only 8 rials


Now, I open up to change everyday

and to my ethnic Alzheimer

From Atlantics to San
Francisco bay






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Soosan Khanoom

بوی جوی مولیان آید همی یاد یار مهربان آید همی

Soosan Khanoom

Dear Zendanian I just read your comment on this blog... hmmmm ... are you the one I think you are? MG ??   That's Wonderful ... 

I also want to thank you for all your efforts on this site in bringing to our attention the political prisoners issues in Iran. 

Thanks for being here now and .... be here always.

: ) 

Soosan Khanoom

Thanks dear PW

by Soosan Khanoom on

I will try to do so and I am looking forward for your inputs as well.   

persian westender

Right on!

by persian westender on

I look forward to read your blogs about the French movies.

I hope I've seen them already, so I know what you're talking about.




Soosan Khanoom

I agree and let's not forget that

by Soosan Khanoom on

Forbidden love yields tormenting longing and painful separations; factors that have been responsible in creation of the most sensual and passionate poems ever written in the history of Love. 

I have completely forgotten about the English Patient .. I remember its adds when it was out but I have not watched that film yet. 

There are a few French movies that I would like to blog about one day which are pure expression of art.  Hopefully, I'll do so whenever I get a chance. 

persian westender

Soosan Khanoom

by persian westender on

Haven't seen the movie, but there must be something sensual
inside the General to say that, and it reflects the fact that the more the romance is shaped in a forbidden and unusual context, the more it may be dramatic and perhaps more powerful.  One other good example of this genre is "English Patient". You may also would want to watch 'breaking the waves' (a once one of my very favorites).

I agree with you about French, and in general European-made
movies. They are usually more complex, classy and sometimes humanistic.  However each genre has its own taste and place. Among the Americans you may also find exceptional movies of this kind.

 Have a good night!



Soosan Khanoom

A poem with the size of life ? hmmm

by Soosan Khanoom on

I don't know why but reading your comment just reminds me of the French movie 
Don't Touch The Axe"  which is about a flirtatiousness socialite Duchess and her forbidden love affair with a Napoleonic General,  a medieval age romance.  The ending doesn't necessarily have a closure, but it makes you think a little and it ends when someone tells the General , She was a woman, now she is nothing. Don't think of her but as a book read in your childhood." and then the General replies,  " Yes, she is but a poem "
by the way, I have found out that the French do movies very differently from the Americans and I am so addicted to  watch French movies.  

persian westender


by persian westender on

Soosan Khanoom: Thank you, and hope you find a poem with the size of life :-) 

JJ: Duh! I thought I already published them here

Zendanian: Thanks for your interest. Kariz most likely is a form of aqueduct and according to dehkhoda is  

کاریز. (اِ) آب باشد که در زیر زمین از چاه بچاه برند. (لغت فرس اسدی چ مرحوم اقبال ).آبی باشد که در زمین به جایی برون برند و به تازی قنات خوانند. (لغت فرس اسدی چ پل هرن ). (اوبهی ). آب روان باشد زیر زمین که بجایها برند. (صحاح الفرس ). جوی آبی را گویند که در زیر زمین بکنند تا آب از آن روان شود. (برهان ). راه آب روان بزیر زمین که به عربی قنات گویند در اصل کاه ریز بود که برای امتحان جریان آب کاه میریخته اند تا معلوم شود. (انجمن آرا) (آنندراج ). قنات . (دهار) (منتهی الارب ). رجوع به قنات شود.


btw, I do not do poetry by request, but I think I !know what you say by ethnic lobotomy 




by Zendanian on

PW, thanks for this one. Very original. Had to read it three times, still don't understand what "kariz" is? Reckon it must have something to do with "aqueduct" and all that.

Could you write something about "ethnic lobotomy."


An injury to one is an injury to all.

Jahanshah Javid


by Jahanshah Javid on

I hope you are planning to publish your poems. They are too good not to.

Soosan Khanoom

And what fills the void of this life best?

by Soosan Khanoom on

Poetry , Of course ... 

Soosan Khanoom

Deliciously Beautiful !

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: )