Seyed Morteza Hamidzadeh's poetry chisels pictures into your head with his dramatic imagery and striking spiritual themes. Often channeling some of the voices of the 18th and 19th Century, Seyed's work can also follow the loose rhythm of modernity, complete with a blunt combination of violence and beauty.
Everyone would have abandoned you,
But an executed Angel in your heart,
Who sent out the resurrection of her brain
To the slaughtering field of the Trumpeters,
And the duel-declaration of two eyes,
With the edge of your breathing
Which challenged the world of your ears.
Oh, philosophical nightmares of mine!
My lips lack the ability to move.
I wish for setting myself ablaze,
As do the meteors entering the atmosphere.
O' religions of the world,
Enunciate the decree of my excommunication
And allow the shepherds breathe with ease .
O, witnesses of the night
To the most distant point of the universe
In the complex area of the vacuum
Moment by moment
I think about my enjoyment
The voice of the calligrapher's pen was heard
And I feigned sleep
I became tired
Is my place to act
I have acknowledged my faith
I shall go to the cemetery
To dig a grave for myself
The weather is cold
Have put my burial ceremony off.
by Seyed Morteza Hamidzadeh
Seyed Morteza Hamidzadeh has had his work published with World Art Friends, eFiction Magazine and Zouch Magazine. He has translated 40 poems by the American writer Warren Falcon into the Persian Language. He lives in Mashhad, the second largest city in Iran.