Friday, July 12, 2013

A PHOTOGRAPH OF AN OLD WOMAN IN DISTRESS AND LINES FROM A POEM OF IRANIAN POET SOHRAB SEPEHRI



                                                                                 




LAUT JAATI HAI IDHAR KO BHI NAZAR KYAA KEEJIYE .

( WHAT CAN BE DONE ? THE EYES GET FOCUSED TO THIS SIGHT ALSO )
SUFFERING AND LONELINESS .

And to this photo I add lines from a poem of  Iranian poet  SOHRAB SEPEHRI .

When you make someone swallow his pride,
When you destroy someone's castles in the air,
When you put out someone's candle of hope,
When you pass someone over,
When you even close your ears for not hearing the sound of somebody's breaking (breaking of his pride),
When you see God, but don't see God's creatures (people),
I want to know,
To which sky do you raise your hand to pray for your benediction?

( Sohrab Sepehri )


Sohrab Sepehri ( 1928 – 1980) was a well known modern Persian poet and a painter.
He was born in Kashan in Isfahan province. His poetry is full of humanity and concern for human values. . His poetry has been translated into almost all the major languages of the world.

A gentle introvert by nature, Sorab Sepehri was accused of escapism when his reaction to the world around him was to go back to nature, mysticism and mythology, poetry and painting. His Art and poetry bears Influence of sufism ,Mysticism , Budhism ,Taoism and Vedanta .

Abbas Kiarostami , well known Iranian Film Maker admitted that his film ‘ Khaneh Ye Dost Kojast? Where is the Friend’s House?” was started after he read and reread a poem of Sohrab Sepehri titled “ Address ”.

 In 1979 he was diagnosed with cancer and for the last time he moved to England for treatment. A year later, in 1980, he passed away in Tehran and now he rests in his birthplace, Kashan.

 ( Autar Mota )

PS 
This is not my photograph.I am thankful and indebted to the uploader of this Photo on net.  The photo shall not be used for any commercial purposes . 
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