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Siavash Kasraie

Siavash Kasraie (also spelled Siavash Kasrai, Siavash Kasra'i, or Siavash Kasraei, Persian: سياوش كسرايي ) (February 25, 1927, Isfahan - February 8, 1996, Vienna) was an Iranian poet.

Kasraie graduated from Tehran University, Faculty of Law. He was a native of Isfahan. His first collection of poetry was published in 1957 followed in 1959 by "Arash the Archer", based on the mythological tale of Arash. The second collection of poetry brought him to fame immediately.[1]


  • The Melody
  • Arash the Archer (poem) audio file: read in Persian by the poet
  • Siavash's Blood
  • The Stone and the Dew
  • Red as Fire
  • From Game Reserve to Cock's Singing
  • Arise Iran!

An Extraxt of Kasraie's Poems


Translation: Mohammad Rajabpur

Oh, yeah

Oh, yeah

Life is beautiful

Life is an eternally-built fireplace

If lit, you can behold its flame dance from each side

If not, it’s out & its being out is our fault.[2]




زندگی زیباست

زندگی آتشگهی دیرینه پابرجاست

گربیفروزیش رقص شعله اش در هر کران پیداست

ورنه خاموش است و خاموشی گناه ماست

See also

Poetry portal


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