Sohrab Sepehri

(7 October,1928 - 21 April,1980 / Kashan, Iran)

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Sohrab Sepehri was born in Kashan on October 7,1928; a very talented artist and a gifted poet, Sepehri shot to stardom with the publication of The Water’s Footfall which was subsequently followed by The Traveler and The Green Volume. Sepehri died of blood cancer in Tehran in 1980.
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She was great
And belonged to the present time
And had affinity with all bright horizons.
And fathomed the language of the earth and water.

Her voice
Sounded like the sad tone of truth.
Her eyelids
To the heartbeats of elements.
Her fingers
Leafed through
The generous air.
And she directed kindness
Towards our hearts.

She was the image of her solitude.
And for the mirror she interpreted
The most amorous moments of her own Time.
Like rain, she was full of fresh repetitions.
And like the trees
She grew with the blessing of...

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