I Will Stay Here

size: 40 x 50 cm, Montreal 2015

من اینجا ریشه در خاکم
من اینجا عاشق این خاک از آلودگی پاکم
من اینجا تا نفس باقی است می مانم
من از اینجا چه می خواهم نمی دانم

My roots are in this soil [land],
I am in love with this land of pure soil.
I will stay here as long as I shall breathe!
But what do I really want from this land? Beats me..

Mes racines sont en ce sol [cette terre]
J’adore cette terre, libre de toute impureté.
Je resterai ici jusqu’à mon dernier souffle!
Ce que je désire vraiment de cette terre, je n’en suis pas sûr.

poem by

Fereydoon Moshiri 1927-2000 [wikipedia]

a bit of context

He was born into a family of literature scholars. With the outbreak of the world war II the family had to move. This was the beginning of a career in literary journalism that continued for more than thirty years.

His works embraced a wide variety of universal concepts ranging from humanistic considerations to social justice. He is a popular figure in the eyes of the Iranian society of today.

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