‘We see hasty passers-by walking to their business Passers-by who are lonely and lonely ’

رهگذرهای شتابان را به کار خویش می بینیم رهگذرهایی که تنهایند و تنهایند

Farrokh Tamimi

Modernist Iranian Poet ( 1933 - 2003 )

Early Life

Iranian poet and author , Farrokh Tamimi was born in Neishabour, city of Omar Khayyam, in 1933. losing his father at the early age of two, he was raised by his mother in Tehran. Tamimi studied accounting and for many hears worked as account executive in several major manufacturing companies. In 1966 he married Zahra Manshour and in 1968 their only child was born, a son named Farhang.


Since the 1950's he began writing poetry, showing interest in the experiments of Fereidoon Tavallali (1919 -1985).Then he joined the Modernist Iranian Poets, influenced by the poems and views of Nima Yushij (1887 - 1959). His work then was known among the second generation of modernist poets such as Y. Royaee, M. Atashi, M. Azad and F. Farrokhzad.
In terms of form and style , Tamimi believed in freedom from the prosody of the Classical Persian Poetry. In terms of themes, he was at firs concerned with social and national ideals, and later he reflected aspect of city life in his poems. In addition, manifestations of nature evoke a tender atmosphere in same of his poems.

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