Preserve the memory of flight.
The bird shall one day die.
~ Forugh Farrokhzad______________________________
Quoted from "The Bird Shall One Day Die" from Let Us Believe in the Dawn of the Cold Season in Sin: Selected Poems of Forugh Farrokhzad (University of Arkansas Press, 2007), trans. by Sholeh Wolpe; p. 111
Poem translated by Wolpe at World Literature Today: "Reborn"
Poem translated by Neal Koga at World Literature Today: "Another Birth"
Forugh Farrokhzad (1935-1967), Iranian Poet and Film Director
Forugh Farrokhzad at Iran Chamber Society and Voices (Several of Farrokhzad's translated poems are at both sites.)
Saeed Kamali Dehghan, "Former Lover of the Poet Known as Iran's Sylvia Plath Breaks His Silence", The Guardian, February 12, 2017