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The Secret


The Secret

Fereydoon Moshiri

Water from the realm of the sea

with maternal love

aiming to sandy shores

Around the sandy water it turned

washed away the dusty gloom

from its face,

Not aware what the sand
Said to the tender wave
From the human being

that the wave started
Hitting its head time and time

To rocks and stones
With the aim of suicide

Mahnaz Badihian


Author photo of Fereydon Moshiri

Fereydoon Moshiri was one of the prominent contemporary Persian poets who versified in both modern and classic styles of the Persian poem. He is best known as the conciliator of classical Persian poetry at one side, with the New Poetry initiated by Nima Yushij at the other side.