Tag Archives: Iran

Hafez poetry

  http://glynnburridge.com/blog/wp-admin/media-upload.php?post_id=562&type=image&TB_iframe=1   مزرع سبز فلک دیدم و داس ماه نو  I spied the spangled field of stars And the sickle of the moon   فکر از کشث خیش امد و هنگام درو  Thoughts turned to the harvest of my … Continue reading

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Obituary: Dodi Pahlavi. Daughter to Princess Ashraf, Shah of Iran’s twin sister

  Gazing back through Time’s veil to a distant life in my beloved Iran, I can still catch the sound of Dodi’s unique, irrepressible laughter, ringing through Saadabad’s beautiful gardens as eloquent testament to her infectious love of life and … Continue reading

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Poetry – Iran: Memories

Memories of Iran   You were sleeping the slumber of ages When I first saw you Behind virtue’s veil Folds caressed by zephyrs Of a golden past   I loved to watch you sleeping, then My innocence and yours Reposing … Continue reading

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Glynn Burridge appears in Imperia Magazine

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Ghosts

Ghosts  (The eternal pain of Exile) On the windswept plains of ancient Pars Ghosts stir from half a century’s slumber: Persian valleys,  blossom-heavy boughs And Khayyam’s whispering, silver streams Persian winds scent Seychelles nights with perfumes from another life Long-forgotten … Continue reading

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London -Tehran trek part 2

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My first published work, retreived: 1972 account of my overland trek, London-Tehran part 1.

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Siren’s Song part 4 (final) Excerpt from ‘Voices’, collection of Seychelles’ short stories

  By the time I returned to D’arros, the pace of life had sped up considerably and it was decided we would need someone with basic medical knowledge on the island. I volunteered to go into training. Until then, the … Continue reading

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Siren’s song part 2 from Voices, Glynn Burridge’s collection of Seychelles’ short stories

Foreigners were not popular any longer, being seen as agents of western decadence and many of their houses were targeted. What had been a trickle of my friends going out of the country now became a steady stream. Suddenly everyone … Continue reading

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Siren’s Song – taken from ‘Voices’, Glynn Burridge’s selection of Seychelles’ short stories

It was in the summer of 1977 that I first came to Seychelles on vacation from Iran, where my parents had made their home some seventeen years before. I shall not easily forget how, as a city-dweller, its wild beauty … Continue reading

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