Friday, June 04, 2010

On a Persian Poetry Celebration in Tacoma: I'm thinking Persian roses & nightengales

The Persian arts, both poetry and music, are being celebrated in my town. Thanks, Deb, for passing on this item from the Arts Tacoma listserve. -gw

Monday June 21, 2010 from 6:00pm - 9:00pm.Enjoy food,, and Persian poetry as United for Peace of Pierce County and People for Peace, Justice, and Healing hold a joint fundraiser in a beautiful enclosed rose garden in North Tacoma. We'll celebrate poetry that has deeply infused Persian culture and inspired many other cultures, including that of the West. Our celebration, with classical and modern poetry read both in English translation and in the original, will allow ample time for conviviality, music, and refreshment. A fascinating program will include Solh Tours founder Abdi Sami, cinematographer for "Life in Iran with Rick Steves."

United for Peace of Pierce County

Read mystical poet Hafez while gathered in a circle in the gardens of the Mausoleum of Hafez in Shiraz… Join young people singing Persian songs of longing under the glowing arches of the seventeenth-century Khajoo Bridge in Esfahan by night...

I would love to do this and more: Visit freely the Baha'i Holy Places in Iran. The time will come. -gw

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