In the Struggle of the Mirror and the Image is a poem by Ahmad Shamlou, the renowned Iranian poet, translated by me. (I have translated and published quite a few of Ahmad Shamlou poems on Sinarium.) I don’t want to go into details to decipher this poem for the readers, as poetry is something to be u[……]
Ahmad Shamlou wrote “The Tablet” (in Persian: «لوح») in 1964, when he was 38 years old. This poem is from the middle stage of Shamlou’s life as a poet, when he was already a recognized poet in Iran. The Tablet has political, atheistic, and anti-war themes.
Saadi lived more than 700 years ago, but his poems are still completely intelligible to Persian speakers. He is among the most read and most loved Persian poets. His famous poem “All human beings are members of one frame,” adorns the wall the United Nations building.