Mansour Noorbakhsh Meet After: Requiem by Anna Akhmatova I will never forget you I cannot although I know you will not come back, and I will not see you again. Where did you die? I don’t know. Hanged up in a prison or killed in a war? I never believed … Continue reading 2 Poems by Mansour Noorbakhsh. WordCity Monthly February 2021 Issue6
Jan. 8th (To 167 passengers and 9 crews perished in flight 752 Tehran on 8th of January 2020) And still I am waiting for something to happen somewhere without knowing what and how. One year has passed since the downing of Flight PS752, and still cruel politicians are spending millions to protect … Continue reading Three Poems by Mansour Noorbakhsh, WordCity Monthly January 2021 Issue5
Letter from the Editor, Darcie Friesen Hossack There is not a particle of life that does not bear poetry within it.-Gustave Flaubert When we decided to create an Autumn and Winter Holiday-themed issue of WordCity for December, we had hoped to gather together a celebration of as many religious, cultural and seasonal offerings as possible. … Continue reading WordCity Monthly, December 2020 Issue #4
Amen Long time ago, once the star war started. I quit beholding the sky, Moon and planets around it, and in silence uttered a dreaming heaven Rain for me and sea for you I fled with burning feathers. Am I afraid of falling in love? What about you? Choose either absurdity or pain. Live without any … Continue reading two poems by Mansour Noorbakhsh, WordCity Monthly Dec2020 Issue4
Chronicler and Veteran broadcaster, Mansour Noorbakhsh, an amazing poet with your verses tasting grape-wine maturity. Your lyrical prowess is unmatched. The rhythm is trendsetting, the beat is danceable. We are mentally cranked by your psyche -raving imagery .The reason within is heart-thumping. As thus, we drink from the new poetic refreshment of your literary dexterity with the gusto of lyrically famished readers. Your simplified verbiage is catalytic in transmitting your voice and enables the reader to extract valuable messages within. This poetry collection is didactic, It is a lifelong –lesson of love, positive thinking and a perception shifting. This instalment is a full coarse meal that gives contentment to us, your audience .It is an artistic balanced diet. A proverbial soul food .This recipe of word art is carved onto every readers DNA like an antennae plucked onto the radio transmitter. Your poetry is concontional mix of confessions, eulogies, love, tragedies and promises. It is a toasted bread of paradox, battered with sweet marmalade and peanut butter -paste on to the both sides. It is a chronicle of spirituality, cultural identity and traces of nostalgia are visible within your diligently crafted verses. It is a revelation that resonates with the old adage that says, poets are mirrors of their society. TIME OF THE POET REPUBLIC is spiritedly gratified to profile , feature and publish a great writer , literary arts influencer , amazing poet ,distinguished curator and accomplished literary arts broadcaster Mansour Noorbakhsh . Together We Rise (Blurb by Mbizo CHIRASHA)
Letter from the Editor, Darcie Friesen Hossack There is not a particle of life that does not bear poetry within it.-Gustave Flaubert I wrote what will follow before the election in the United States was called for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. I'm tempted to delete and replace it with nothing more than this quote … Continue reading WordCity Monthly, November 2020 Issue3
Mansour Noorbakhsh Dignity “To: Joyce Echaquan*” A flat tire stopped us In the middle of a vast desert extending between two oceans. Sands can move through the borders freely with the wind, as waves can move through borders in the ocean. No border exists for sand and waves. Sands are equal, waves too. We are … Continue reading Poetry by Mansour Noorbakhsh, WordCity Monthly Nov2020 Issue3
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