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Persian Poems

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A million ways to say I love you
They say
?There are a million ways?
To say I love you

In this day and age?
I could only find
?In my computer’s brain?
The words 
to say I love you?
In 53 languages 
of the 10,000 languages
?Spoken on this planet

Someday I may be able
?To say...Read More
Categories: persian, love, love hurts,
Form: Free verse

A whiff of the wind made me think of you
My dear daddy.

The Persian Peninsula has lost a rare diamond
Your death is a strong reality
Which I have realized.

Now I live on bearing your absence
I pray that you are in the 
Highest...Read More
Categories: persian, absence, allah, allegory, analogy, anger, anniversary, arabic,
Form: Elegy
Two Faces at the Same Time
She looks like a Mede,
talks like a Persian
Got Democrat soft bray skin,
but underneath is
hard tusk tongue Republican

Girl Pharaoh-day
loves to zombie talk Friday,
while sleepwalk listening on Monday

Talking pretty contentious,
looking glossy pretentious

Her Primary job 
is to give 
handouts of payless paydays

Looking mascara...Read More
Categories: persian, allegory, imagery, satire, word play,
Form: Dramatic Monologue
Rumi translation: Birdsong
by Rumi
loose translation by Michael R. Burch

Birdsong relieves
my deepest griefs:
now I'm just as ecstatic as they,
but with nothing to say!
Please universe,
your poetry
through me!...Read More
Categories: persian, bird, music, poetry, poets, song, universe, writing,
Form: Verse
December Heat
What singed griffin feathers 
And un-make me 
As I enter the forest of my dreams at night?

Tigers, tigers! 

Jacaranda tree red petals now marry the grass
Red silk Persian rugs, pile-woven and Kalika-esque
What does this florid blood profusion signify?

A magus is...Read More
Categories: persian, color, december, emotions, garden,
Form: Free verse

thermopylae still haunts me to this life. The sights I saw, the blood I spilled. When my men stood tall I stood taller. For every Persian my brothers killed, I killed two. When the sun set are sights were set....Read More
Categories: persian, anger, hate, history, power, war,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member Oh How I Love Cats
Oh how I do love cats.
Not rats or bats,
Spats or hats; 
(although I do own a chapeau or two).
I love cats of all sizes, colors and shapes;
even though they get in a lot of scrapes.
I love calicos, tabbies, marbled too;
I...Read More
Categories: persian, animal, cat, friend, fun, pets, poems, poetry,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member plutonium sun
when the dogs are still eating the garbage,
        of our societal decay
you know it's going to be o.k.
yes there's riots and chaos in the streets
poison in our resevoirs
but we're still collectively sated and...Read More
Categories: persian, slam, society,
Form: Free verse

Black, in silhouette against the moon;
Am I frightening you and you?
Don’t worry, that thing’s only a balloon
And, in the light, I’m really Persian Blue

Picture No. 2
4th November 2019
Good Luck Halloween contest
Sponsor - Eve Roper
...Read More
Categories: persian, cat, halloween, moon,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The three enigmas of Turandot
The three enigmas of Turandot

The well of souls run deep in fabled lands of old.
Of China's ancient dynasty and the lost Great Tartary, 
a ballad of love and loss that must be told.

The Emperor's daughter, Turandot, a Princess of ice...Read More
Categories: persian, crush, longing, love, moon, romantic love, sad
Form: Narrative
Ahmad Faraz translations
The Eager Traveler
by Ahmad Faraz
translation by Michael R. Burch

Even in the torture chamber, I was the lucky one;
When each lottery was over, unaccountably I had won.

And even the mightiest rivers found accessible refuge in me;
Though I was called an arid...Read More
Categories: persian, urdu,
Form: Verse
I know
Fading memories

my soul concealing

hurt from my

aching heart

I am soaring

with majestic

angels on a bright red

persian dream

In a dream

where you never leave

In a dream

where you are still holding me

Tranquil sounds...

with every key

it moves me

further away from you

Paralyzed with fear

of forgetting your beautiful...Read More
Categories: persian, love, memory,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member Wayra Reveries of Ore
burrow of silence,
empty links worn - crimson flaws;
fearing bare hallow lone tracks-
veering with precision...
             to reveries of persian ore

Sponsor: Nette OnClaud
Written: August 13,...Read More
Categories: persian, dark, deep,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Noisy Cat

You have the hysterical look of mutes
that roar through narrow straws.
I see in your yellow eyes – a Jules Verne winking moon.
Soon that ribbed pink cave will release
another flock of demented coots
hacked from the craw of an ancient macaw.

Soon the...Read More
Categories: persian, poetry,
Form: Blank verse
fist for freedom
Union of my fingers
In the hand
Soviet a fist!
On the sovereign's body  
Yet why
Do I
My feet?
I remembered
I gotta get a hammer
Hang up
My father's sickle
On the republic's stable wall....Read More
Categories: persian, freedom, political,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member It is Zaffre
Her dress was magnificent; it showed off her skin
And the green of her eyes. It went well with her lipstick.
He tried his best to talk her out of it.

I never liked phthalo, he said. But she laughed.
Periwinkle? He guessed. She...Read More
Categories: persian, love,
Form: Narrative
Hunters' Territories 3
Translated by Przemyslaw Musialowski 5/22/2019


They don't pour manna from heaven because poorer than gold
since the Ark of the Covenant has been lost
since Earth is similar to the unknown planets
and the Universe is so large that there is not enough space
for...Read More
Categories: persian, bible, faith, future, god, judgement, world,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Nobody Loves Like a Poet
nobody loves like a poet
goodbye, farewell
true love I say to you
with crying and devotion
and having heart to lose
with words so fond
emotions doted on
the angst, the if
the hope, 
the examination of love
the cross examination of love
loss found
old age
grief, the unrequited
maybe if...Read More
Categories: persian, love, poetry, poets,
Form: Free verse
*Author's note: Derakht is the phonetic Latinized spelling of the Persian word for tree.

How many weary travelers have you shaded?
How many private conversations---
between lovers, between friends---
have you overheard?
And how many birds
and all their broods
have called your branches home,
O derakht?

Who was...Read More
Categories: persian, assonance, nature, tree,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member the happy asp
truth is a mouthful of blood -spit upon a persian rug
a kick to the balls in the middle of the sweetest dream
karma doesn't stop chewing until the souls licked clean
and what of our far off god -that mysterious golden being,
stirring...Read More
Categories: persian, life,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Overthrown Kingdom By The Children- -
King - A Haiku

noctilucent boys
A Persian, friendly king flies
in spite of the friend

enemies scatter
as the children over throw
kingdoms come down hard

in spite of the fiends
as the children over throw
the kingdom comes down

written by James Edward Lee Sr....Read More
Categories: persian, analogy, anxiety, children, war,
Form: Haiku
Pigeons Prefer Peaches
Permit me to present a dark bird named Gypsy;
Pardon her silliness if she seems somewhat tipsy.
Pretending to be sinister, she’s one boorish brute.
Pecking in my kitchen, she is searching for fruit.
Pink apples!  she scowls, these simply will not suit.
Pigeons...Read More
Categories: persian, imagery, wine,
Form: Alliteration
The Answer to Complaint Part 4
Nor Usman’s treasure-chest you own, Nor Ali’s empty bowl,
With spirits of such great forbears, What kinship has your soul?
The honoured of their times, they lived, For theirs was true iman,
You live disgraced, as having left the paths of Al-Quran.
You roll...Read More
Categories: persian, allah, faith,
Form: Heroic Couplets
Kalam e Iqbal Part 1
(Bang-e-Dra-114), Khitab Ba Jawanan-e-Islam.
These are Golden words by Dr Allama Iqbal.
Khatab Ba Jawanan-e-Islam
Address To The Muslim Youth.

Sir Muhammad Iqbal  (9 November 1877 – 21 April 1938), widely known as Dr Allama Iqbal, was a poet, philosopher and politician, as...Read More
Categories: persian, freedom, passion, patriotic, peace,
Form: Heroic Couplets
Premium Member Salvation

The nightingale was singing to the moonlight. 
The moonlight was showing off all of its bright.
He was singing as though he knows the right path,
Showing everybody how to do it right.
Suddenly, heard a sound like his, but so sad.
So much...Read More
Categories: persian, allusion, destiny, solitude,
Form: Qasida