Fevziye Rahgozar Barlas
Written for women in Afghanistan.
Where is the ear
Where is the eye
I am the ashes of a hopeless fire
I am a silent Darvish
Where is the flute
I chanted the dazzling song of the spring
I am nature
I am in love, I am in love, I am in love
grow hot, boiling, steaming
You, my wandering eyes
Perhaps he is God
Bio: Fevziye Rahgozar Barlas was born in Balkh. She is the daughter of the famous Afghan journalist, poet and novelist, M. Shafee Rahgozar. She completed her higher education in Istanbul, Turkey, on Turkish and English Literature. In 1985 she got a job within Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty in Munich and became a member of the German Journalist Association. At Radio Free Europe, she received an award from Former President Bill Clinton. Her books of Persian poetry include, Wonderland and The Heavens are my Father. Barlas writing career is divided among journalism, short story writing and poetry. She is a Ph.D student at the University of Washington at the moment.