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Seven Valleys of Love

Seven Valleys of Love

  Two poems from Sheema Kalbasi’s new bilingual anthology of Persian poetry:   WITH YOU Your tender revolt Contained by the illicit apple Pounds in red And your eyes’ shattered diamond A woman in seclusion Revolves into a star With you On the surface of water I am thirsty Place the skies in your eyes Blaze out the star So that I can see you The sea is peaceful Silent… –Mehri Rahmani     THOSE DAYS Those days Poetry Was…

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