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Mowlana, Poet of Life’s Dance

Rumi-14526-iCompiled By: Firouzeh Mirrazavi, Deputy Editor of Iran Review

Each year on December a religious celebration is held at the site of Rumi’s tomb, to which tens of thousands of pilgrims come.

In the shrine there is a silver plated step on which the followers of Mowlana rub their foreheads and place kisses. This area is usually cordoned off but is opened for these devotional actions during the December pilgrimage festivities.

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New York - Poetics of Iran

Goudarzi-zora-iSaturday June 26 2010
Zoraspace 7:30 PM

Presenting a sampling of Persian poets, such as Jalāl ad-Dīn Muḥammad Balkhī, Baba Taher, Shams e Maghrebi, and Mohammad-Reza Shafiei Kadkani, among others.

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Tribute to Iranian poet Sohrab Sepehri 1928-1980

sohrab-sepehri-iI come from Kashan

But Kashan is no longer my town
My hometown has been lost
With feverish effort, I have built myself a house
On the far side of the night

Sohrab Sepehri was born in Kashan – Iran. His poetry is full of humanity and concern for human values. He loved nature and refers to it frequently.

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