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Sarechal, 50 Years Later
Sarechal in Beverly Hills
May 2008 Visit
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Poem by Jahangir Sedaghatfar
Memories on the Wall
Poem by Jahangir Sedaghatfar
Sukkot Reminiscence
by Dorit Bugoff
With Grandmother Sara
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Poem About Mahaleh
by Nourollah Khoramian
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A Group of Students in Tehran at Madress-e- Etehad
of  the Alliance Israelite Universelle  

We all have memories and photos of our young lives that we talk about, dream about and hold onto so tightly.   A poem by Jahangir Sedaghatfar, an alumnus of Sarechal, published in Daftar-e-Honar (vol 7, No.12, Feb 19,2000, translated by R. Shaoul) may be speaking for all of us and for the pictures we have on our walls.


Memories on the Wall

by Jahangir Sedaghatfar  (Trans. by R. Shaoul)

Shoulder to shoulder we stand,

On the threshold of manhood,

Mosaic frame holding our carefree figures to the wall,

Smiling across the years in somber black and white.

Yet memories explode in a rainbow of colors,

Green buds of hope,

Red blossoms of happiness,

A golden halo of friendship.

All the while, behind the bright hues,

The wall begins to crumble,

The memories begin to fade,

As patiently, relentlessly, time waits to steal my rainbow.