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Ahmad Shamlu Iran National Poet

Poetry Of The Revolution

John Lundberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Lundberg

One of the most powerful videos to come out of the turmoil in Iran is of a woman reciting a poem from the rooftops of Tehran at night. Recorded on the eve of the first wave of violent crackdowns against protesters, the poem gives voice to the inner turmoil of a people coping with a sudden and potentially violent revolution and struggling with a new conception of their homeland.