Grenoble, the capital of the Alps in France, is an ancient city and a significant scientific centre.
The city is built at an altitude of 214 meters (702 ft) on the alluvial plain of the Isère and Drac rivers and is surrounded by mountains.
Mountain sports, hiking and biking are important tourist attractions all year round.
Grenoble is also famous for its walnuts!
See pictures here
in a marvelous dream,
it will extend to the direction of the words.
Wind will say something.
An apple will fall,
will roll over the attributes of the ground
will go until the presence of night’s absent homeland
The roof of an illusion will collapse.
will see the vegetal melancholic intelligence.
An ivy will climb up the sight of God
Mystery, will overflow.
Root of the period’s asceticism will decay.
In the way of darkness
the edge of the water’s converse
The inner part of the mirror will grasp.
the stem of the sense
will shake by the blow of Friend,
Consternation will shed.
At the bottom of night, an insect
the fresh portion of loneliness.
Inside the Morning word
Daybreak, will come.
Sepehri, sohrab (1928 - 1980)
Translated from Persian by Nasrin Yavari
Two small pond fish
attend the antique feast
welcomed first by the old man in the center
then men and women in each corner
Bowl room is filled with clear water
the two fish play in its bright colors;
from red, blue to green and golden
then, come to stand still, right and sudden!
Watching the fish
whispering our wish
cannon now fired
Spring is announced
“Hundred years better than these years”
two, three, four kisses!
“with our best wishes”
old ladies taste musk willow ‘Noghl’* in shining dishes
A freshly picked white Jasmine flower,
Oh what a wonderful scent! I remember…
Summer afternoon and garden
freshly sprinkled geraniums border
up on wetted steps,
the white Jasmine pot on the deck
On a red Turkoman* rug spread
familiar round metal tray,
a glass of tea and cubes of sugar,
the daily newspaper, the magnifier,
and Oshno** of my grandmother
On the high table all is set
Big samovar, still singing!
Fifty years following,
Delicate Jasmine flower…
* a type of antique hand knotted Persian rug
** name of brand for tiny cigarettes in white flat box
Handmade clayware artwork has always been popular in Iran. Clayware, is produced in almost all parts of the country and traditionally has been used as household ware in rural regions. The oldest clay pottery found in archeological excavations at Tepe Sialk – Kashan in central part of Iran, belongs to 4000 BC. Ancient style craftsmanship can still be found in remote regions today, but the art of pottery has dramatically evolved with time.
Large beautiful clay wares ( ‘Khomreh’), are used in my ‘Ancient Design project’ uploaded to the Homepage.