I was supposed to go to a Persian friend’s New Year part but that was cancelled. The Persian New Year or Nowruz is on March 20th. Every year Nowruz coincides with the arrival of spring – it is a celebration of the links between humans and nature. In honor of the Persian New Year I decided to do quotes by Persian poets for this week’s Sunday Seven.
Whatever is produced in haste, goes hastily to waste. Saadi Shirazi (1210 – 1291).
Have patience, all things are difficult before they become easy. Saadi Shirazi.
Be melting snow. Wash yourself of yourself. Rumi (1207 – 1273).
Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion. Rumi.
Raise you words, not voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder. Rumi.
Live life as if everything is rigged in your favor. Rumi.
I died a lot to love a little with you. Yaghma Golrrouee
Your heart and my heart are very, very old friends. Hafiz (1315 -1390)
Ever since happiness heard your name, it has been running through the streets trying to find you. Hafiz.
It does not matter where I am. The sky is always mine. Sohrab Sepehri (1928 – 1980).