A song

A song
by Jahanshah Javid

The mountain
The stream

The flower
The dirt

The hand
The heat

The heart
The ache

The stars
The gaze

The gift
For eternity

Chihuahua, April 14, 2010


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by Monda on

not the first time making a wrong assumption.  Just have fun with your poetry.


شعر نو...شعر کهنه.....شعر خوب؟



داداش بیکار بودی این همه آدمو گذاشتی سر کار؟ به این جماعت بگو بعضی وقتها شعر رو نباید برای معنی اون خوند. من که از این همه مدح سرایی حضرات گیج شدم. خدا نکنه این تبدیل بشه برای مقایسه شعر نو و کهنه.......   

 دستهایم را در وطنم دفن کنید تا برای همیشه خاک خانه ام را در آغوش گرفته باشند. 


I don't if it's me or what...

by Nur-i-Azal on

But contemporary Persian poetry just doesn't have the umpth and depth of the classical genre. Between us, no offense to anyone, after Malaku-Shu'ara Bahar poetry in Persian literature simply goes downhill. To me, most of this material sounds like really cheesey '60s Beat material but in Persian. Berate me all you like, but that's my opinion. Rudaki, Hafiz, Mowlana, Ferdowsi, Jami, Sa'di, Baba Taher, et al, stand head, shoulders and light years ahead of much of what sounds like airheaded, pseudo-existentialist genres of contemporary Persian verse. But then again, I am old school with my Persian literature. That said, I've seen some amazing material come out of the khanaqahs over the years as well...


Jahanshah Javid

Poetry Month?

by Jahanshah Javid on

Thanks Khar. Very kind of you. I'm just expressing feelings. I'm not sure why I'm hesitant to call it poetry.

Jahanshah Javid

Oh no...

by Jahanshah Javid on

Monda, 1) Thanks for the thought. 2) Not even close.



by Monda on

1) you may hear The Song on youtube one day.

2)  Your Song is a nice match to Shana Yazdi's piece, in case you haven't noticed. 



April is the National Poetry Month!

by Khar on

a new Poet is born on this April day in our home!! Very nicely said Jahanshah Jaan, looking forward to your next poem...

Jahanshah Javid


by Jahanshah Javid on

Thank you Laleh, for your sweet note.


The Song of Life

by LalehGillani on

I find it soothing and comforting as if it flows from far to touch the soul. Once it reaches the heart, it simply carries the eternal gift of life. Beautifully done…

Jahanshah Javid


by Jahanshah Javid on

Thank you for your compliments All-Iranians, Anahid and Dr. Noury. I appreciate it, the latter two especially because you write wonderful poetry.

I know this does not have much literary value and I dare not call it a poem. But what can I say... it has personal value for me.


Great Poetry

by All-Iranians on

A true picture of nature and its surrounding. Thanks. 

Anahid Hojjati

Nice one JJ, Thanks for your poem.

by Anahid Hojjati on

Dear Jahanshah, nice poem.  By the method that you have used in your poetry, you have let our imagination run wild, thanks.

Red Wine


by Red Wine on

I am glad you liked it.that was what i felt immediatley after reading your poem...

Jahanshah Javid

Del beh del raah daareh :)

by Jahanshah Javid on

Thanks for the lovely art, Red Wine. I was at the dentist yesterday. There was a poster on the wall, a painting of a harbor with a sailing boat and a bird, just like what you created. Del beh del raah daareh :)

Red Wine


by Red Wine on

I like it ...

Moving on ... The Mirror i named it .


Just feeling...Sea dreams... !



JJ joon

by Souri on

baz dobareh aashegh shodi?

Very romantic poem. What is the title? A Song?

M. Saadat Noury

Don't be so pathetic!

by M. Saadat Noury on

It's a great Nature Poetry. Are you telling us you're worried to write poetry? Don't be so pathetic! It is a very successful attempt. Please keep on composing.

Jahanshah Javid


by Jahanshah Javid on

Aboli, I'm forever grateful for your beautiful Persian interpretation. True poetry.


کوه، جوی، و خاک


در دل کوهستان

پای هر جوی روان

دسته دسته بچینیم گلی

سر تعظیم به خاک بگذاریم

دستها را بر گردن یار آویزیم

تا از آن، یخ غم زده قلبهامان آب شود

سر را بالا کنیم

چشمک آستاره شب کوب تابان را

در نگاه دوستی دیدن بهتر شاید

و نترسیم و بگوییم:

"حادثه عشق" بهترین هدیه نیاکان است به ما

پاس داریم زیرا

تا ابد خواهد ماند


nice one at that

by Monda on

much better than mine anyway :o)

Jahanshah Javid

Not a song, yet

by Jahanshah Javid on

Monda, this is my pathetic attempt at poetry.


who plays this?

by Monda on

in what key does it start? could you play it some day on your Stuff?