Mohammad Farrokhi Yazdi
|Mohammad Farrokhi Yazdi|
|Died||October 18, 1939
Qasr prison, Tehran
|Occupation||poet, journalist and senior politician|
|Political party||Socialist Party|
Born in Yazd and his father was Mohammad Ebrahim Yazdi, he started his preliminary education in Yazd until the age of 16 when he was expelled from school for his poems against school teachers and principal.
By the age of 16, he had already started writing poetry and gradually became active during the Persian Constitutional Revolution and was imprisoned because of writing material in opposition to the infamous 1919's Anglo-Persian Agreement. In prison, he protested that “He whose only offense is love of the motherland / No creed would condemn to a dark cell…”.
In 1921, he published the political newspaper Toufan (storm), winning fame for his poetry and constant attacks against Reza Pahlavi in his editorials. Authorities under Reza Pahlavi dictatorship sewed his lips due to his pointed poet.
He has a poem related to British politician, Lord Curzon:
- Lord Curzon has gotten angry
- He is going to write a lament;
- We don't exchange dignity with abasement
- We don't obey embassy;
- O' Curzon, abandon us
- You cann't exploit the country of Jamshid;
- "Moḥammad Farroḵi Yazdi - Encyclopædia Iranica". sourehcinema. Retrieved 9 October 2015.
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