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Happy Valentine by Azita Ghahreman

Featuring: Azita Ghahreman, Maura Dooley, Elhum Shakerifar

Sometimes it is the simplest sentiments that we cannot find the words to express so when you don’t know how to say it, say it with a poem. Helpfully for emotionally reserved English people the Poetry Translation Centre can provide a vast array of pre-packaged messages from around the world that can be used to communicate all the things that are hard to talk about.

'Happy Valentine' by Azita Ghahreman can be deploed to avoid stumbling into difficult conversations when ending a relationship. Its the perfect Persian poem to say ‘You're dumped’.

We strongly recommend 'Happy Valentine' if you need to end a relationship. Azita's has penned the ultimate anti-love poem, and if your feelings have soured, her words can be deployed to leave your former lover in no doubt about the end of your relationship. Perfect if you want to leave a spike in their heart as you walk out the door.

Who told you I love you? I lament to the lilies, Actually, I hate you!
I will fill your rivers with limes, flood your sheets with ink…
I'll make my nipples irresistible and put padlocks on my blouse.
I will cut down every tree on your street and delete your every file

This podcast was released on National Poetry Day 2016, which celebrated poetry that could send a message. 

 

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