"We shall not cease from exploration and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started
and know the place for the first time." (T S Eliot)
"A dark and chanted verse is what I am." (
Forough Farrokhzad)

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

TURQUOISE & GOLD



‘Turquoise & Gold’ presents a series of poems inspired by David Morisset's memories of pre-revolutionary Iran.

It is available via Amazon and also at the following bookstores:

Ketab Corporation Bookstore
1419 Westwood Boulevard
Los Angeles CA 90024 USA
http://shopping.ketab.com

Ketabsara Bookstore
1441B Westwood Boulevard
Los Angeles CA 90024 USA
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DREAMS, SCHEMES & TEAMS


David Morisset’s ‘Dreams, Schemes & Teams' is a collection of short stories that takes the reader on a journey from the eucalypt dotted fields of eastern Australia to the stark but majestic mountains of northern Iran. It is available via Amazon and also at the following bookstores:

Ketab Corporation Bookstore
1419 Westwood Boulevard
Los Angeles CA 90024 USA
http://shopping.ketab.com

Ketabsara Bookstore
1441B Westwood Boulevard
Los Angeles CA 90024 USA

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Sunday, June 21, 2009

30 KHORDAD 1388*

A voice says, “Cry.” And I said, “What shall I cry?”
(Isaiah 40 : 6)


Thick black hair pulled primly back,
Almond eyes dark like charcoal,
Olive skin recalling velvet.
Then the rush of red
And the cries of her companions.
Oh … those cries!
Before we wept with them.

She looked like the Persian girls,
Who graced our offices,
And worked with us
So they could learn English.
Yet somehow they taught us
About their courteous country
Before we realised.

They were blessed by curious energy,
Smiles brimming over with goodwill,
Laughter like music in their voices,
Calling each other ‘joon’.
Perhaps members of her family
Breezed through our peripheral vision
Before we went home again.

We were all so young then,
Living in 1970s Tehran
At a time when we heard
Its people knocking noisily
On the doors marked ‘freedom’,
Seemingly prised open,
Before once more slammed shut.

They’re still knocking.
We can hear them in cyberspace.
Now they’re calling us with pictures:
A voice too loud to ignore today.

* On this day (20 June 2009) a young Iranian was murdered by a Basij sniper in Tehran. Videos of her terrible death screened on internet sites all over a justly horrified world. Her name was reported as Neda, meaning ‘voice,’ or ‘call’, or ‘cry’.

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Saturday, January 17, 2009

TURQUOISE & GOLD



A new collection of poems inspired by David Morisset's experiences in pre-revolutionary Iran, as well as some of the situations explored in his novel, is now available. The poems were written to compliment Iran and its people and in the hope that Iranians of the diaspora might find some solace in an Australian’s fond memories of their homeland. One recalls Shiraz with its imagery of roses, wine and poets. An Iranian friend labelled these verses “intoxicating”. Enough said.


To purchase a copy, simply go to www.amazon.com and initiate a search using the book title or the author's name, then follow the straightforward prompts to place an order.

The collection is also available via CreateSpace at www.createspace.com/3359626

In addition, copies can be obtained at the following book shops:

Ketab Corporation Bookstore
1419 Westwood Boulevard
Los Angeles CA 90024 USA
http://shopping.ketab.com

Ketabsara Bookstore
1441B Westwood Boulevard
Los Angeles CA 90024 USA