Posts Tagged: Persian poet

Expulsion from Paradise: riffing off Hamid Mosaddegh

You: Translating poetry is a sin, an unforgivable violation of the original poet’s soul, intent, creation. Me: I know. I’m sorry. But let’s sin a little, ok? Listen… * * *   You laughed at me and didn’t know with

Expulsion from Paradise: riffing off Hamid Mosaddegh

You: Translating poetry is a sin, an unforgivable violation of the original poet’s soul, intent, creation. Me: I know. I’m sorry. But let’s sin a little, ok? Listen… * * *   You laughed at me and didn’t know with

Rumi: When I am with you

When I am with you, we stay up all night. When you’re not here, I can’t go to sleep. Praise God for these two insomnias! And the difference between them. The minute I heard my first love story I started

Rumi: When I am with you

When I am with you, we stay up all night. When you’re not here, I can’t go to sleep. Praise God for these two insomnias! And the difference between them. The minute I heard my first love story I started