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Meymanat Mirsadeghi


Meymanat Mirsadeghi, also known by her pen name, "Azadeh" was born in Estahbanat, Fars Province (1937).

Poetical Works :

  • TheWakefulness of the Streams [Bidari-ye Juybaran, 1968];
  • With Waters and Mirrors [Ba Abha va Ayeneha, 1977];
  • Sunny Souls [Janha-ye Aftabi, 1992].
  • Other works include Terminology of Poetical Art [Vazheh-nameh-ye Honar-e Shaeri, 1994].

One of Meymanat Mirsadeghi's poems from the book Modern Persian Poetry by Mahmud Kianush:




I went to the window and said:

"Oh! What glorious sunshine!

What a bright day!

What rich blossoming happiness

Is present in everything!"


I said to myself:

"I will grow with plants,

I will sing with birds,

I will flow with waters."

I said to myself:

"I will drink the day,

- This gold-rimmed goblet

brimful with sunshine -

In one draught!"


I stayed by the window,

I stayed,

And then my small room

began to fill with melancholy,

- Heavy black smoke -

And my desire to grow,

to sing,

to flow

Was the picture of a bright window

In this closed space,

Inside these four walls.


The leaden sky of the dusk

With its melancholy, mourning rain

Was softly crying.


"Modern Persian Poetry"
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