Persian Voices: Longings for Future Mixed with Image of Now

What is woman?

The years of her life grow slack, while the branch of her intellect matures late,

Mixing longings for the future with the image of now.

—Alam Taj Zhaleh, Qa’em-Maqami

 

Alam Taj Zhaleh, Qa’em-Maqami. Mirror of Dew. Translated with an Introduction By Asghar Seyed-Gohrab, 2014. Print. Page 59

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