Suhrab Siphiri ( 1928-1980 AD )

The most famous 20th century Persian poet. Born in Kashan ( modern day Iran ), his first poems appeared in in 1951, also in ” Hasht Kitab – Eight books ).

His activity as a poet established him as a leading modernist.

His work recalls that of European romantics in its love of nature and child like wonder , while its communication of belief in the unity of existence and the presence of divine creativity in nature seem rooted in Eastern gnosticism.

He wrote ” I am a Muslim. My Mecca is a rose, My Mosque is a spring…… My Kaaba lies by the water.”

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