I grew up in the belly button of Tehran, in a very loving family. At dinnertime, I used to listen to my dad share Persian and Azeri poetry, mythology, philosophy, and history. On some level, he was my first in-depth teacher.

Since my 2 brothers left the country at an early age, I was fortunate to be able to spend a lot of time alone with my dad and to learn the importance of life. Since my father always encouraged me to be an athlete, I started martial arts at a very young age and was fortunate enough to start meditating from that time on. After I left home, I migrated to Germany, where I spent a lot of time alone. I had to learn a new language, new social system, and new way of being. It was then that I started to become more interested in poetry.

About 10 years ago, after I came to the United States, my interest in poetry and philosophy became magnified. Because I am from Iran, I started reading Khayyam, Rumi, and Hafiz, and then my eyes were opened to Dante, Khalil Gibran, and many others. I still read lots of poetry, philosophy, and history, but I reached the point where I did not want my thoughts to be altered by others, so I began to write my own poems.

Being in the field I am in, I have found that the only way to happiness is to be at the highest possible level of consciousness. The only way to achieve that is to get closer and closer to my own depth, and eventually to the depth of others. I have been reborn as an infant poet, and I would like to share that with the world. I hope you all will enjoy it.


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