He who says “I love you”

is a sad soloist

having lost his song.


I wish love had

a tongue to speak


A thousand happy larks

are in your eyes,

A thousand silent canaries

in my throat.


I wish

love had a tongue to speak


He who says “I love[……]

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To a Skull

[Short Screenplay]

Ext. Ally Pavement Day – Day

A gray screen. We hear cat screams. The screen fades to the pavement of an ally. Pan to two cats mating. Then the lustful moans of a woman replace the cats’ screams.


Int. Bedroom – Day

Cut to the face of a woman who is moaning and b[……]

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To a Skull

Your father moaned

like a mature cat

And your mother was thinking about

the pleasing pain of the end;

and that in her pathway

she must

wrap your swaddle clothes

around a humble fool;

Or perhaps she was in her motherly dream of

a tassel she would sew on your nightcap.




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Ahmad Shamlou


The dawn and dusk of Ahmad Shamlou


“I prefer poetry to be a clarion
and not a lullaby.”[1]
-Ahmad Shamlou


Ahmad Shamlou, also known under pen-names of A. Sobh (A. Morning) and A. Bamdad (A. Dawn), is one of the most influential people in contemporary Persian lit[……]

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