Graphics: Nowrūz 2012 and Ayatollah Khamenei

Graphics:  Nowrūz 2012 and Ayatollah Khamenei
by Azadeh Azad

Happy Nowrūz 2012 and Spring Equinox (Ostara) to everyone around the world.


My Nowrūz in Exile

I stitch
my skirt
to the spring
of the hostess city,
my skin to the
of springs past
in my city of birth,
and I celebrate
the new year's feast,
Nowrūz, on Cyberspace!

Who knew,
cutting off the
umbilical cord to
Motherland that was
wrapped around my neck,
choking me, that one day
would be my rented
sugar Nanny,
my isolation
in exile!

©2009, Azadeh Azad


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nourooz azadi mobarak

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thanks Azadeh jan


Azadeh Azad

Thanks SK

by Azadeh Azad on

Happy Nowruz to you too :-).



Soosan Khanoom

Loved it Azadeh Jan

by Soosan Khanoom on

Beautiful expression both in poetry and the art.... 

Eid-e-Shoma Mubarak

: ) 

Azadeh Azad


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IranFirst: Thanks for the link to an inspiring cartoon :-). Happy Last Wednesday Eve of the year 1390 to you too.

DK jan: Happy 4-Shanbeh-Suri and Nowruz to you. Munch's The Scream is one of my favourite paintings. Too bad the money doesn't go to his family.



Darius Kadivar

Happy 4 Chanbeh Souri Azadeh Jan ;0)

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Thanks, nice words. Here is the way to celebrate it

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Monda jaan

by Mehrban on

Great to see you, happy Norooz to you too and I wish you a great year to come.  Roboosi motghabel :). 

Azadeh and Monda, where I am, so far the skies are cooperating and I think we will jump over real fire but then again it is not done till its done.  


Like it

by عموجان on

Happy 4SS.

Esfand Aashena

hahaha! Very imaginative and funny! Ayatollahs hate fun!

by Esfand Aashena on

Everything is sacred

Azadeh Azad

Thank you, friends :-)

by Azadeh Azad on

Happy 4-Shanbeh-Suri and many jumps over the red fire to all :-).

Monda & Mehrban: I'll jump over the fire in my mind as it is constantly raining here. If it rains in your area as well, why not lighting up a fire on Facebook and consider clicking on "like" as having jumped!! :-)).



Ps. It seems that I live my life more and more in my mind.


Mehrban jaan, me too

by Monda on

Even though out forecast is heavy rain.

Chahatshanbeh Soori va Eydat Mobarak! I wish us all a peaceful and joyful new year.

rooboosi az raah door



by Monda on

Azadeh jaan, I wish you a wonderful Nowrooz and a terrific new year.



by shushtari on

as always....brilliant 

eidet mobarak



Nice poster

by omeedvar on

A nice poster too!



by omeedvar on

Dear Azadeh, this is a beautiful poem. Thanks for sharing. Wishing you a happy Norooz, and hoping we can celebrate it soon in Iran!

M. Saadat Noury

Excellent & True

by M. Saadat Noury on

Dear Azadeh Thanks for sharing. Wishing you a very joyful Charshanbeh Souri and a Happy Iranian New Year. 


Great! :)

by Mehrban on

Happy Norooz to you too Azadeh jaan.  I am jumping over the fire tomorrow night.