Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Fars (Iran): "Supreme Leader Meets Poets"

And he said, "You know, I haven't read a really good poem in a long time. Could you people try a little harder?" Just kidding! Do the folks at Fars News have any idea how the following just screams dictatorship?
Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei met with tens of Iranian poets and poetesses on Wednesday.

The meeting was held on the birthday anniversary of Shiite Islam's first Imam Hazrat Ali (AS), the cousin and son-in-law of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) and the father of the second and third Imams Hazrat Hassan ibn-e Ali (AS) and Hossein ibn-e Ali (AS).

At the meeting, a number of poets and poetesses recited some of their poems.

The Leader praised the depth and the richness of the recitations, and said contemporary poetry heralds a lustrous era for the Iranian literature and poetry in the near future.

The young poets and poetesses of the country will soon revive the brilliant poetry of the past, he said.

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