Tehran (IP) - Today in the Iranian calendar (15 March) is marked as Parvin E'tesami Day to commemorate the most celebrated female Iranian poetess. In her short life, she managed to get a remarkable reputation among the Iranians. It was appreciated in all cultural circles, not so much for its brilliant and revolutionary works, but above all for its refined ways and its free spirit.

Iran PressIran News:  Parvin E'tesami (March 16, 1907 – April 5, 1941) was a 20th-century Persian poetess of Iran.

E'tesami began writing poetry from a young age. Her first published works appeared in the Iranian magazine Baharin in the early 1920s when she was just a teenager. Throughout her life, E'tesami's work was a union of traditional and modern poetry; While her poetic style eschewed the new modernist styles and adhered closely to the forms and structures of classical Persian poetry.

In her short life, she managed to achieve great fame amongst her fellow Iranians. Parvin's poetry follows the classical Persian tradition, both in form and content. She remained unaffected by or perhaps ignored the modernistic trends in Persian poetry. In the arrangement of her poetry book, there are approximately 42 untitled Qasidas and Qet'as. There are also some Ghazals in her Diwan.

Parvin wrote about men and women with different social backgrounds, a wide-ranging array of animals, birds, flowers, trees, cosmic and natural elements, objects of daily life, abstract concepts, all personified and symbolizing her wealth of ideas.

Through these figures, she holds up a mirror to others showing them the abuses of society and their failure in moral commitment. Likewise, in these debates, she eloquently expresses her basic thoughts about life and death, social justice, ethics, education, and the supreme importance of knowledge.


Read More:

Iran is the country of poetry, lyricism and literature

Iran to celebrate National Day of Persian Poetry and Literature on death anniversary of Shahriar

Rudaki protome unveiled in Moscow university