Thursday, October 1, 2015

"Memories in Diaspora"

"Memories in Diaspora"
My weekly published memories in Shahrvand magazine.
Number 280
Number 281

Dreams of a former Refugee

Read one of my poems in Persian on refugees, published in Shahrvand weekly magazine, Canada...
"Dreams of a former Refugee"

Monday, September 28, 2015

Ruth Elynia Mabanglo, the prominent poet

I visited my friend Dr. Ruth Elynia Mabanglo, the prominent poet originally from The Philippines, last year. I will write about her published books soon along with an interview.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Depression, the Secret We Share

Depression, the Secret We Share | Andrew Solomon | TED Talks

"The opposite of depression is not happiness, but vitality, and it was vitality that seemed to seep away from me in that moment." In a talk equal parts eloquent and devastating, writer Andrew Solomon takes you to the darkest corners of his mind during the years he battled depression. That led him to an eye-opening journey across the world to interview others with depression -- only to discover that, to his surprise, the more he talked, the more people wanted to tell their own stories. (Filmed at TEDxMet.)

Friday, September 18, 2015

Drink a cup of tea with me!

By Ezzat Goushegir

I have a place to live
And the companionship of my loving peace lilies for twenty eight years
I just demand one thing!
Don’t send me flowers, my dear one
Only a loaf of fresh baked bread is enough for me
And an hour of your time
To drink a cup of tea
While looking into your eyes
And sharing our untold stories
After a dreadful, long separation!

September 17, 2015

برایم گل نفرست، عزیزم!
نوشته: عزت گوشه گیر

خانه ای دارم گرم
و گیاهانی عاشق، که سالیان دراز همدمم بوده اند
از تو تنها یک چیز می خواهم ،  عزیزم!
برایم گل نفرست!
تنها یک قرص گرم نان که بوی یک زلالیت گمگشته دور را، در من زنده می کند،
برای من کافیست
و ساعتی برای نوشیدن یک فنجان چای
که به چشمهای همدیگر نگاه کنیم
و حرفهای نا گفته مان را
بعد از یک جدایی هولناک و موذی
به زبان بیاوریم.

17 سپتامبر 2015