Mimi Khalvati Poems

Mimi Khalvati is an Iranian poet who grew up on the Isle of Wight and currently lives in London. She works as a director of the London Poetry School. Her first book was published in 1991 titled In White Ink.


by Mimi Khalvati

‘Ghazal’ is an ancient Persian form of poetry that makes use of couplets, which are quite similar to sonnets that have been in use by the European poets.

Mimi Khalvati is a notable poet and this one of her best poems. She is recognized for her distinct voice and contributions to contemporary Iranian poetry. Through this poem, Khalvati explores various themes and emotions, crafting evocative verses that resonate with readers. 'Ghazal' showcases her skill in using poetic devices and the ghazal form to convey deep sentiments of love and longing.

If I am the grass and you the breeze, blow through me.

If I am the rose and you the bird, then woo me.

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