“The Peacock on the Roof” read by Tara Bergin

The Peacock on the Roof, Tara Bergin This poem is the English version by Tara Bergin of an original poem written for “A New Divan” by the Portuguese poet Angélica Freitas, via a literal translation by Hilary Kaplan. The original poem was inspired by the book of Parables in Johann… Read More

“The Obedience of Water” read by Mourid Barghouti

The Obedience of Water, Mourid Barghouti This poem is an original poem written for “A New Divan” by the Palestinian poet Mourid Barghouti, inspired by the book of The Tyrant in Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s “West-Eastern Divan” (published 1819). Read More

“The Obedience of Water” read by George Szirtes

The Obedience of Water, George Szirtes This poem is the English version by George Szirtes of an original poem written for “A New Divan” by the Palestinian poet Mourid Barghouti, via a literal translation by Khaled Aljbaili. The original poem was inspired by the book of The Tyrant in… Read More

“The Name of that Sad Dove” read in Persian by Hafez Mousavi

The Name of that Sad Dove, Hafez Mousavi This poem is an original poem written for “A New Divan” by the Iranian poet Hafez Mousavi, inspired by the book of Faith in Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s “West-Eastern Divan” (published 1819). Click here to read the poem. Read More