A Persian Poem

Performed by Sara Bahadori, this poem is written by Shafiei Kadkani and spoken in Farsi, the most widely used Persian language.

Here is the approximate English translation.

Have a Safe Trip

“Where are you rushing to?
Asked the goat’s-thorn of the breeze
Don’t you want to take a trip away
From the dust of this wilderness?
-“I am all desire, but,
No hope, since I am shackled here”

“Where are you rushing to?”
-“to any better home than this home”

-“Have a safe trip, but, for the sake of our friendship,
and for God’s sake,
When you have safely passed this fearsome desert,
Give the blossoms, give the rain,
Our regards”

Shafiei Kadkani

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