Sunday, April 9, 2017

Thought for the Day

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

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