Heart Happy (cathy_edgett) wrote,
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Poet Forough Farokhzad!

Forough Farokhzad is, according to Meetra A. Sofia, translator of the following poem and others, "Iran's greatest contemporary poet, one of the most influential writers of the Middle East, and one of the world's best loved women poets of the twentieth century. During her short lifetime Forough became a legend." She died in 1967, at the age of thirty-two, in a car accident. Here is one of her poems.


Birds Will Die

My heart is sad and heavy
My heart is sad and heavy

I go out onto the porch
And bury my fingers into the outstretched skin of the night

The stars are not shining
The neighbor's lights have been put out

Nobody is going to introduce me to the sun
No one is going to invite me to have tea with the sparrows

Birds will die
Learn from them how to fly
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