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Poet Seeks Roots, Reasons of Persian Proverbs

Poet Seeks Roots, Reasons of Persian ProverbsPoet Seeks Roots, Reasons of Persian Proverbs

Poet Mohammad Reza Sohrabinejad, 62, is compiling a collection of well-known Persian proverbs and expressions, in which he explores the roots and reasons behind each famous dictum and utterance.

‘Be Qol-e Marouf’ (There Is a Famous Saying) is the title of his book. “It is about the roots of Persian proverbs and I will likely have the Islamic Culture Publication bring out the book,” Sohrabinejad told the Young Journalists Club.

Islamic Culture Publication is a non-government, not-for-profit institute based in Tehran. Since its establishment in 1974, the publishing house has released  2,000 titles and offers books at low prices.

“I have another collection to compile. It’s called ‘Yaqout Shekasteh’ (Broken Ruby). It is a selection of ritual poems and will soon be published. For its release, I may choose Jami Publication in Tehran,” said the prolific poet who is a familiar name at poetry events.

His last work ‘Wake Robin,’ a selection of quatrains composed between 1976 and 2014 was published by Ettela’at Institute in 2015.

The second edition of his ‘Always Lonely is the Street of Heaven’ was recently brought out. “Sohrabinejad has acquired an established language in his poems. He responds to the major events in his society and attends to social needs,” poet and literary critic Hamid Reza Shekarsari, 41, said of him at the ceremony for unveiling the new edition of the work.

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