Sohrab Sepehri

سهراب سپهری

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Sohrab Sepehri (October 7, 1928 - April 21, 1980) was a notable modern Persian poet and a painter.He was born in Kashan. He is considered to be one of the five most famous modern Persian poets who have practiced "New Poetry" (a kind of poetry that often has neither meter nor rhyme). Other famous practitioners of this form were Nima Youshij, Ahmad Shamlou, Mehdi Akhavan-Sales, and Forough Farrokhzad.Sohrab Sepehri was also one of Iran's foremost modernist painters.Sepehri died in Pars hospital in Tehran of leukemia. His poetry is full of humanity and concern for human values. He loved nature and refers to it frequently. Well-versed in Buddhism, mysticism and Western traditions, he mingled the Western concepts with Eastern ones, thereby creating a kind of poetry unsurpassed in the history of Persian literature. To him, new forms were new means to express his thoughts and feelings.His poetry has been translated into many languages including English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Swedish, Arabic, Turkish and Russian. (Wikipedia) - Sohrab Sepehri
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Sohrab Sepehri Born Died Resting place Occupation
(1928-10-07)October 7, 1928 Kashan, Iran
April 21, 1980(1980-04-21) (aged 51) Tehran, Iran
Mashhad-eh Ardahal, Kashan
Persian Poet and Painter.

Sohrab Sepehri (Persian: سهراب سپهری‎) (October 7, 1928 – April 21, 1980) was a notable Persian poet and a painter.

He was born in Kashan. He is considered to be one of the five most famous Persian (Iranian) poets who have practiced "New Poetry" (a kind of poetry that often has neither meter nor rhyme). Other practitioners of this form were Nima Youshij, Ahmad Shamlou, Mehdi Akhavan-Sales, and Forough Farrokhzad.

Sohrab Sepehri was also one of Iran''s foremost modernist painters.

Sepehri died in Pars hospital in Tehran of leukemia. His poetry is full of humanity and concern for human values. He loved nature and refers to it frequently.

Well-versed in Buddhism, mysticism and Western traditions, he mingled the Western concepts with Eastern ones, thereby creating a kind of poetry unsurpassed in the history of Persian literature. To him, new forms were new means to express his thoughts and feelings.

His poetry has been translated into many languages including English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Swedish, Arabic, Turkish and Russian.

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