About Ahmad ShamlooAhmad Shamloo was a persian poet and writer. He was the most influential poet of modern Iran. His initial poetry was influenced by and in the tradition of Nima Youshij. Shamloo's poetry is complex, yet his imagery, which contributes significantly to the intensity of his poems, is simple. As the base, he uses the traditional imagery familiar to his Iranian audience through the works of Persian masters like Hafiz and Omar Khayyám. Below is a selection of some of his best poems translated from persian to english.
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