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Shirin Art Gallery Jun 2014 Atousa Jannesari The Fifth Evident Poem 01

آتوسا جان نثاري

"پنجمین شعر نمایان"

در تصاویر بی شمار فصلها و سالها زندگی می کنم

در تصاویر بی شمار زندگی

در حریر شکلها و رنگها

در زیبایی حیران

در زشتی همگان

در روشنی خنک اندیشه

روشنی گرم خواسته ها

در جنگل بی هوا و مرغزار بی خیال

به سوی کوه دور که گره خورده به آسمان

در برهوت مردم سنگ سان

به زندگی،به امروز، و به فردا پاسخ می دهم

برکرانه و گستره

برعقل و جنون

بر زمینم و هر چه بر زمین است با من است

ستارگان در چشمان منند

من رازها را می آفرینم

چندان که زمین را بسنده باشد

برگرفته از کتاب تنهایی جهان- پل الوار

Atousa Jannesari

“The Fifth Evident Poem”

I live in the numerous images of seasons and years

 In the numerous images of life

In the silk of images and colors

In the astonishing beauty

In every one’s ugliness 

In the cool brightness of the mind

The warm brightness of desires

In the airless forest and carefree prairie

Towards the distant mountain entangled to the sky

In the wilderness of petrified people

I respond to life, today and tomorrow 

On the bank and expanse

On the intellect and madness

I am on earth and whatever is on it, belongs to me

The stars are in my eyes

I create the secrets

To the extent that suffices the earth

 Adapted from “The World’s Loneliness”

 Paul Eluard

More About Tehran

Overview and HistoryTehran is the capital of Iran and the largest city in the Middle East, with a population of fifteen million people living under the peaks of the Alborz mountain range.Although archaeological evidence places human activity around Tehran back into the years 6000BC, the city was not mentioned in any writings until much later, in the thirteenth century. It's a relatively new city by Iranian standards.But Tehran was a well-known village in the ninth century. It grew rapidly when its neighboring city, Rhages, was destroyed by Mongolian raiders. Many people fled to Tehran.In the seventeenth century Tehran became home to the rulers of the Safavid Dynasty. This is the period when the wall around the city was first constructed. Tehran became the capital of Iran in 1795 and amazingly fast growth followed over the next two hundred years.The recent history of Tehran saw construction of apartment complexes and wide avenues in place of the old Persian gardens, to the detriment of the city's cultural history.The city at present is laid out in two general parts. Northern Tehran is more cosmopolitan and expensive, southern Tehran is cheaper and gets the name "downtown."Getting ThereMehrabad airport is the original one which is currently in the process of being replaced by Imam Khomeini International Airport. The new one is farther away from the city but it now receives all the international traffic, so allow an extra hour to get there or back.TransportationTehran driving can be a wild free-for-all like some South American cities, so get ready for shared taxis, confusing bus routes and a brand new shiny metro system to make it all better. To be fair, there is a great highway system here.The metro has four lines, tickets cost 2000IR, and they have segregated cars. The women-only carriages are the last two at the end, FYI.Taxis come in two flavors, shared and private. Private taxis are more expensive but easier to manage for the visiting traveler. Tehran has a mean rush hour starting at seven AM and lasting until 8PM in its evening version. Solution? Motorcycle taxis! They cut through the traffic and any spare nerves you might have left.People and CultureMore than sixty percent of Tehranis were born outside of the city, making it as ethnically and linguistically diverse as the country itself. Tehran is the most secular and liberal city in Iran and as such it attracts students from all over the country.Things to do, RecommendationsTake the metro to the Tehran Bazaar at the stop "Panzda Gordad". There you can find anything and everything -- shoes, clothes, food, gold, machines and more. Just for the sight of it alone you should take a trip there.If you like being outside, go to Darband and drink tea in a traditional setting. Tehranis love a good picnic and there are plenty of parks to enjoy. Try Mellat park on a friday (fridays are public holidays), or maybe Park Daneshjou, Saaii or Jamshidieh.Remember to go upstairs and have a look around, always always always! The Azadi Tower should fit the bill; it was constructed to commemorate the 2500th anniversary of the Persian Empire.Tehran is also full of museums such as:the Contemporary Art Museumthe Abghine Musuem (glass works)the 19th century Golestan Royal Palace museumthe museum of carpets (!!!)Reza Abbasi Museum of extraordinary miniaturesand most stunning of all,the Crown Jewels Museum which holds the largest pink diamond in the world and many other jaw-dropping jewels.Text by Steve Smith.

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