Saturday, October 18, 2008

Around Iran # 2 : Hafezieh,Shiraz City

Today's photos show you Hafezieh in Shiraz city.The Mausolum of our great poet "Hafez"

Khawja-Shamsoddin-Muhammad Hafez,Great Persian Poet was born sometime between the years 1310 and 1337 in Shiraz, Medieval Persia(now Iran).
His lyrical poems, known as ghazals, are noted for their beauty and bring to fruition the love, mysticism, and early Sufi themes that had long pervaded Persian poetry. Moreover, his poetry possessed elements of modern surrealism.
مژده‌ى وصل تو كو كز سر جان برخيزم
طاير قدسم و از دام جهان برخيزم
Where are the tidings of union? that I may arise-
Forth from the dust I will rise up to welcome thee!
My soul, like a homing bird, yearning for paradise,
Shall arise and soar, from the snares of the world set free.