Sohrab Sepehri

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Sohrab Sepehri, 1975

Sohrab Sepehri (October 7, 1928April 21, 1980) was an Iranian poet.


  • By contemplation I swear,
    By the beginning of speech,
    By the flight of a dove from the mind.
    A word is in the cage
    • From We Are Nothing But a Gaze (Ma Heech, Ma Negah); cited in: Bahiyeh Afnan Shahid (2013) Sohrab Sepehri: A Selection of Poems from the Eight, p. 16.

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