Mirzade-ye Eshqi (1893–1924) was one of the most curious characters of Iranian intellectual life in the period between the First and the Second World War. Most famous as a poet, he was also a journalist; moreover, in his poetry he often pursued social and political goals with a much greater zeal than his literary ambitions. A fervent radical, he never subscribed to any particular ideology, instead creating his own ideas of a cyclical revolution and the Festival of Blood. This paper aims to explore these ideas through an analysis of Eshqi’s poetry and essays, as well as answer to what degree he truly supported annual mass murder, i.e. the Festival of Blood.