Should old acquaintance be forgot and never brought to mind?


Shazde Asdola Mirza
by Shazde Asdola Mirza

Should old acquaintance be forgot,  

and never brought to mind?  

Should old acquaintance be forgot,  

and the old Iran gone by?  


For old parting Iranians,  

for all the auld good times.  

We'll take a cup of kindness yet,  

for the old lovely sights.

And surely you buy your wine,  

and surely I’ll buy mine!  

And we'll take a cup of kindness,  

for the old Iran might.  


Our country has run in Shiite,  

terrorism and crime.  

But we’ve sundered many weary foot,  

since and will keep alright!  


We all have paddled in trouble,  

from morning sun till down.  

But ties between us broad have soared,  

since that Shiite Khomeini died.  


And there’s a hand my trusty friend  

and give us a hand of thine!  

We’ll take up a mighty dagger,  

to the old Islamist heart!



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Dears MM and DA: all the same to you too

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May 2011 bring all the right stuff to the right people, and then some!

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"Stuff happens and some, one way or another, get stuffed"


Dear SAM - May your wishes come true in 2011

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and happy new year

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Divaneh jaan: more hope and power to you in 2011

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To tell you the truth, I was aiming for funny and joyous ... but rage and anger can be good too, if as you said, they are accompanied by hope. Here is wishing for a happy 2011:


Shazde Asdola Mirza

ماندای عزیز: امیدوارم ۲۰۱۱ تلافی ۲۰۱۰ را بکند

Shazde Asdola Mirza

متاسفانه، دو سال گذشته بر بسیاری از هموطنان ما سخت و دشوار بود، ولی‌ به امید خدا و حق فال حافظی که دیشب به نیکی‌ آمد، امیدوارم که این سال و سال‌های پس از آن جبران مافات کند و مرهم دردها باشد.

بیا که رایت منصور پادشاه رسید

نوید فتح و بشارت به مهر و ماه رسید

جمال بخت ز روی ظفر نقاب انداخت

کمال عدل به فریاد دادخواه رسید

سپهر دور خوش اکنون کند که ماه آمد

جهان به کام دل اکنون رسد که شاه رسید

ز قاطعان طریق این زمان شوند ایمن

قوافل دل و دانش که مرد راه رسید

Shazde Asdola Mirza

Dr. Noury jan

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I also wish you health, wealth and peace of mind, in 2011 and years to come. Hope you can enjoy this clip from the other side of the border.


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فرامرز جان سال نو شما هم مبارک

Shazde Asdola Mirza

I don't know about wiser and smarter, but if it has been of any value to you, please don't forget a good spot for me in your Dude and Dudet Ranch. I know a thing or two about horses, and can help the ladies with mounting and riding!


A poem for rage

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I loved it Shazde jaan. It gave me feelings of rage, anger and hope. Like others, I am indebted to you for all your brilliants posts and the joy that I had reading them.

Wish you and all friends the best for the 2011


One Terrific 2011 to You Shazde jan

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Please keep writing 'em even if some of us don't completely get you. We got the gist of this one though, for sure.

I shouldn't repeat Faramarz as if I don't have my own words, but I think I am wiser too, as the result of reading you here. 

M. Saadat Noury

Dear SAM

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Yours is a very great and artistic poem, which in a free and practical fashion reflects the conditions of our time. Thanks for sharing.

Happy New Year to You and Yours! Wishing you enjoy peace, good health and an overabundance of happiness.


Shazde Jaan

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Thank you for the nice poem and a Happy New Year.

Let me take a moment and thank you for all the humor and the wisdom that you shared with me and with us in 2010.

I am wiser and smarter as the result, I think!