The Song of “Legend” | Music of Heart, Earth, and Love


The Song of “Legend” | Music of Heart, Earth, and Love

The song Afsaneh (means Legend), taken from the album (legend of your eyes), is based on a poem of Nima Yoshij, "the father of new poetry in Iran".

The Song of “Legend” | Music of Heart, Earth, and Love

Nima Yoshij was the first to do new poetry in Iran. Before him, the poems without some sort of special rhyming were not considered poetry. He established this style of poetry in Iran and after him, many poets wrote in this style of poetry.

Nimai's poems are full of mystery and wonder, related to nature, the earth, and using natural elements.

 

This poem makes a different feeling in you. It raises you to the top and brings you down at once. Singers both sing at the high range of their voices all the way, but the meaning of the rise and fall of poetry bewilder and transforms you.

 

Song: Legend

Singer: Homayoun Shajarian, Alireza Ghorbani

Poet: Nima Yoshij

 

Lyrics

 

You are my story, O legend!

You are my aching heart, fallen in love!

The heavy-hearted and lost one!

The one remained so neglected and nameless!

The Song of “Legend” | Music of Heart, Earth, and Love

I remember a moonlit night

A cold wind blew over the mountain

 

And told me: O sad child!

Why did you leave home indeed?

The Song of “Legend” | Music of Heart, Earth, and Love

O legend! You are that cold wind!

O nameless! Who are you that always has been with me!?

With this poor thing!

O legend! Say something! answer me!

 

O heartbroken! Stop asking questions!  

I believed your drunken grief!

The Song of “Legend” | Music of Heart, Earth, and Love

Darling! you know me!

I am a displaced one in heavens

Lost in time and space!

Whatever I am, I’m on the lovers' side!

The Song of “Legend” | Music of Heart, Earth, and Love

I am an ancient being

I’m on helpless and trapped one’s side

I’m a story!

 

Are you a story?

The Song of “Legend” | Music of Heart, Earth, and Love

Yes!, yes!

The story of a restless lover!

 

I am a love story full of fright

Born of the anxiety of my world!

The Song of “Legend” | Music of Heart, Earth, and Love

 

O lover!    

O legend!

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Melina Mehr
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