IRAN

We Will Never ForgetIt’s hard for me to think about poetry. I know that I’ve had 39 readers from Iran during the last three months and I can’t help thinking about them and the Iranian people.

When I was living in Berlin, Germany I was a close friend of an Iranian woman when the American Navy shot down Iran Air Flight 655. I can’t forget how generous she was. She and the other Iranians I knew were generous, kind and profoundly thoughtful.

All I can say is that the world knows what is being done to you.  I am reading and I am watching. Despite the efforts to silence you, your voices are being heard around the world. June 22 2009: With so many millions of others, I have seen the death of Neda. As I wrote in my comment, words fail me… my heart breaks.