"Your head is a living forest full of song birds."

— e.e. cummings (via morigrrl)

(Source: seabois, via poetsandwriters)

All I ever need.

mymodernmet:

Iranian photographer Hossein Fatemi, offers a glimpse of an entirely different side to Iran than the image usually broadcasted by domestic and foreign media. In his photo series An Iranian Journey, many of the photographs reveal an Iran that most people never see, presenting an eye-opening look at the amazing diversity and contrasts that exist in the country.

(via farsizaban)

"تو خود را گمان برده‌ای پر خرد
انائی که پر شد دگر چون برد؟
ز دعوی پری زان تهی می‌روی
تهی آی تا پر معنای شوی"

Sa’di - Bustan - Ch4 V15

to khod raa gamaan bordeyi por khord
enaa’i ke por shod degar chon bord?
ze da’vaa pory zaan tohi miravad
tohi aay taa por ma’naa shavi

You imagine yourself full of wisdom
How can that which is full take more?
Pour out your claims of fullness and
Be empty, so that you may be filled!

(via ribqueen)

inthemiddleeast:

An homage to all things Middle Eastern
Rug washers in Tehran, Iran, 1960

inthemiddleeast:

An homage to all things Middle Eastern

Rug washers in Tehran, Iran, 1960

"You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean, in a drop."

— Rumi, a 13th-century Persian Muslim poet, theologian and Sufi mystic (via chezsheakzs)

mymodernmet:

The stunning Nasir al-mulk Mosque hides a gorgeous secret between the walls of its fairly traditional exterior: stepping inside is like walking into a kaleidoscope of colors. Every day, the rays of the early morning sun shine through colorful stained-glass windows, transforming the halls into a dazzling wonderland of rich hues, patterns, and light that play on the floor of the mosque.

(via zershad)

farsizaban:

Golestan Palace, Tehran, Iran

(via zershad)

"You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep spring from coming."

— Pablo Neruda (via wholelottaquotes)

(via poetsandwriters)

farsizaban:

Iran in the 1970’s (Pictures by Ken Rusk)

(Source: dw.de)

"Lifestyle feminism ushered in the notion that there could be as many versions of feminism as there were women. Suddenly the politics was being slowly removed from feminism. And the assumption prevailed that no matter what a woman’s politics, be she conservative or liberal, she too could fit feminism into her existing lifestyle. Obviously this way of thinking has made feminism more acceptable because its underlying assumption is that women can be feminists without fundamentally challenging or changing themselves or the culture."

— bell hooks (Feminism is for Everybody)

(Source: littleforestbats, via nonsenseshaman)

farsizaban:

Isfahan, Iran