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Great Poems

PostPosted: Thu Mar 04, 2010 3:30 pm
by mirjana
Can we imagine better expression of words in all their beauty of sounds, meaningfull symbolism and spiritual influence than in poetry. As we have [url=]Great poems[/url] in our [url=]Life-Changing Arts[/url], I couldn't resist not to post some of these magnificant poems to be not only read but heard in the beauty of their sounds.

The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe

Enjoy this melody and reflect above never more...


Re: Great Poems

PostPosted: Thu Mar 04, 2010 5:22 pm
by Ryan
I enjoy Edgar Allan Poe completely... however I found the Christopher Walken rendition a bit difficult to understand with the echoes and sound effects... Soooo... I am presenting Edgar Allan Poe's The Raven being read by Darth Vader... or Mufasa (which ever you prefer)... James Earl Jones!


Tom Waits reads Charles Bukowski

PostPosted: Sat Mar 06, 2010 9:30 pm
by Sabina


PostPosted: Sat Mar 06, 2010 11:09 pm
by mirjana

Rumi was Persian poet from 13th century. He was jurist, theologian, and Sufi mystic.
His travelling family finally settled in Turkey where he lived most of his life. He composed his poetry which became the most famous representative of Persian literature all over the world.
After his death, his followers and his son founded Sufi Order known as the Order of the Whirling Dervishes with their famous Sufi dance called sama or sema. Although his works are written in the Persian language, they transcended national and ethic borders as translated into many worlds’ languages.



PostPosted: Mon Mar 08, 2010 2:35 am
by mirjana
Shakespeare's Sonet 130 in the interpretation of Alan Rickman,


François Villon

PostPosted: Mon Mar 08, 2010 1:11 pm
by mirjana
"Where are the snows of yesteryear ?"

François Villon was was a French poet, thief, and vagabond who lived in fifteenth-century .
In 1461, at the age of thirty, Villon began to compose the works which he named “Le grand testament” generally been judged as Villon's greatest work, according to his judgement as well.
"Where are the snows of yesteryear?", is one of the most famous lines of translated secular poetry in the English. It is the question taken from Villon’s “Ballade des dames du temps jadis” translated by Dante Gabriel Rossetti. In original it is:"Mais où sont les neiges d'antan?"

Tell me from where I could entice
Flora the famous Roman whore,
or Archipiada or Thaïs
who they say was just as fair;
or Echo answering everywhere
across stream and pool and mere,
whose beauty was like none before -
where are the snows of yesteryear ?


Re: Great Poems

PostPosted: Mon Mar 08, 2010 2:46 pm
by theadvertheretic

Re: Great Poems

PostPosted: Mon Mar 08, 2010 3:07 pm
by mirjana

Hi ,
I couldn't open the one you posted. I tried to find some translation of this poet, but I couldn't. Still, what I found and like very much is the music with his verses. It touched me very much. It sounds like a prayer.


Mirza Asadullah Baig Khan , with pen-name Ghalib was a classical Urdu and Persian poet from India during British colonial rule. He wrote several ghazals during his life, which have since been interpreted and sung in many different ways by different people. . He is considered, in South Asia, to be the one of the most popular and influential poets of the Urdu language( a Central Indo-Aryan language of the Indo-Iranian branch, belonging to the Indo-European family of languages.)

The Rubaiyat

PostPosted: Mon Mar 08, 2010 3:10 pm
by Sabina
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Well Maheep... I don't understand what they are saying, the beauty of it therefore escapes me.

The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

Re: Great Poems

PostPosted: Mon Mar 08, 2010 4:51 pm
by Sabina
Addendum: [color=#5f0000]My note to you Maheep was in reference to the video you posted, and not in reference to the Rubaiyat.[/color]

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