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Posted: 20 Feb 07, 09:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I just read a translation of an ancient Persian poem that reminds me of our favorite Persian and his band:

How wonderful you are, my Queen
in your tender goodness!
If you but smile, spring frangrances waft
through my soul rapturously.

The radiance of newly-blossomed roses,
shall I compare it to yours?
Ah, more than anything else that blooms
is your bloom wonderful!

If you walk through barren deserts
greenery will spread in its shade --
even though terrible sweltering heat there
endlessly broods -- delightful, wonderfully delightful!




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Posted: 20 Feb 07, 10:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

..... and then?


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Posted: 20 Feb 07, 10:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

...and then another kind of poetry takes over...


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Posted: 20 Feb 07, 11:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Is that from the Achaemenid era? Anyway...Freddie wasn't really Persian. He was an Indian Parsi. Yeah, his ancestors came from Persia - persecuted Zoroastrians, but they're just about as Persian as anybody off the street. =P I'm Indian and I have a few Parsi friends. None of them know Persian/Farsi/Iranian but they told me that they have some of their religious rites in the Avestan language, which is the liturgical language of Zoroastrianism and is basically to Zoroastrianism what Sanskrit is to Hinduism...


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Posted: 20 Feb 07, 11:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well, Saif, I know those details, but Freddie referred to himself poetically as a "Persian poppinjay," so that's a close enough association for me in this context. I don't know exactly what period the poem is from.


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Posted: 20 Feb 07, 16:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Wow. Phonically that poem can be song to the tune of Sweet Home Alabama. Somebody get me a guitar...
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...Turn it up!

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Posted: 20 Feb 07, 16:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The cats are cool too.

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Posted: 18 Nov 07, 21:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

lizardmaker wrote:

Well, Saif, I know those details, but Freddie referred to himself poetically as a "Persian poppinjay," so that's a close enough association for me in this context. I don't know exactly what period the poem is from.


So what if he wanted to call himself a Persian and not Indian? From what I understand he still came from Persian blood or ancestry. Just because he was raised in India and his ancestors were there many many years doesn't mean he didn't have Persian blood.
Same with people here in America. Nobody here is of pure ancestry except for pure blood native americans and even thats up for debate.
When people ask you what your ancestry is what do you say? American?
NO I am going to more likely say irish german. But that's only on my dad's side. Who knows what my mom is she's happy to just be american.

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Posted: 19 Nov 07, 02:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

lizardmaker wrote:

...and then another kind of poetry takes over...


Ironically, this is the only part that reminds me of Queen...up until that point it's just another flowery poem with the word Queen in it.