Rid the heart of darkness

Poem By Mohammad Taqi Bahar

Spring now, flowers are coming, there's happiness in the green vine,

Blossoms are blooming - all except mine.

Free spirit, don't lose heart, on New Year's Day *,

I heard from the lips of a lily today:

Do not sing the seven illusions this New Year's Eve **, I beg thee:

Complaint, curse, corruption, cacophony, clumsiness, chaos and cruelty.

The seven symbols make: of serene "sabzeh", of scented "sonbol" and sweet "seeb";

Of "senjed", "samanu", "seer" and "somaq".

Send the seven symbols to the table of a lover.

Toss the seven illusions toward the door of an ill-wisher.

It's New Year's Eve - rid the heart of darkness.

Eventually this shadow-night will turn to brightness.

Carry out the New Year traditions and, God willing,

Bring back that feeling of excellent beginnings !

Comments about Rid the heart of darkness

I heard from the lips of a lily today: - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -Have you ever read so gorgeous and sumptuous a line ever before? Sometimes a poet writes a perfect line!
A beautiful poem advocating new beginning with a welcome to New Year (Nowruz) .
Thanks for all the poet notes. They make it easier to understand. Good job.
A nice poem for new year beginning..Thanks fr sharing Carry out the New Year traditions and, God willing, Bring back that feeling of excellent beginnings!
And seek for the light of the truth! ! ! Nice work.


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