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Poetry From Iran, One Tweet at a Time

Persians are known for their poetry. So it is not surprising that as recent dramatic events have unfolded in Iran, so many Iranians who have been alerting the world have written poetically — even in their tweets. Meet 26-year-old Parham Baghestani. I reached Baghestani in the fabled Iranian city of Isfahan, where he lives.

His tweets range from the mundane to the spiritual, and offer a window into the psyche and everyday life of an Iranian.

"My love has gone underground," he writes, "The taste of night is nothing but awareness."

We've translated more of his tweets. Read them here.