Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Persian Odes

Persian: 'Aatishey shauwqey buta(n), dar dile uw janam Baqeest, Aey ajal baash key ba-yaarey bayanam baqeest'

"The fire of the love is still aglow in my heart and soul; O death! Stay thy hand for a while so that I can narrate my story Of woe to my beloved."

Persian: 'Alastey azal hamchuna(n) sha(n) baghauqsh,bafaryadey qaluw bala dar kharuwsh'

“The eternal sound of ' alast' , i.e., the covenant taken by Allah from all humanity in the world of spirits – still rings in their ears and they are still intoxicated by its influence”.