Persia

Mystical land
Minarets, mosaics, domes
Mountains, plains, fire-temples. Lush.
Arid.

Nomads
Dervishes whirl
Zorastranian creed
Aazan. Compelling call to prayer
Mecca

Blue mosques
Chehel sotun
Koh-Arteshgah;ruins
Ali Qapu Palace, Sufis
Maydan

Bridges
Zayandeh flows
By thirty-three arches
Lovers meander as dusk falls
Entwined 

Harem
Sheikh Lutfullah
Out of kilter peruse
Minaret-free, hidden quarters
Ramzi 

 Saffron
Honey yellow
Golden strands, fragrant, rich
Seven-spice, pistachios, dates.
Sabzi

Sublime
Evocative
Cobalt shimmering pools
Lofty ceilings, bright mirrored halls,
God’s light 

Unique
In its beauty
Majestic masjids
See! Isfahan nesfe jahan
Heaven

 

 

 

 

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