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Death of the Phoenix

Balatarin

Phoenix or "Simorgh" nestled on the Alborz Mountains.

With fiery colour as a bronze-like statue in our sky

Invulnerable and immortal phoenix of our high Alborz

Tame giant-bird of our ancestors in poetry and prose.

 

He was defender of our borders and our rosy gardens,

Protector of the iridescent bronze of coastal skies,

Hunter of the daytime vultures from our sky.

 

Flapping wings, he flew under the shining stars

Reflected vitality on its graceful wings,

Brought his children meal in pure elixir

With the smell of heaven in his fabulous wings

Phoenix was our strong father and caring mother

The young grew old under his safety.

 

But fatal mistake of his naive children

Our ancestors deceived by vultures

For the virgins in their aviary paradise

Deserted their fortresses for the sake of orgies.

 

His greedy sons halted the phoenix from rising

Into the blue loyal sky of Alborz

They burnt the rosy gardens sown in prose

Gave the vultures the key of closed fortresses

And became complicit with the devout invaders.

 

Forgetting about their grateful grace  

They set on fire the phoenix with deflowered gardens.

The sad phoenix burnt clenching to a cliff of Alborz

The vultures devoured his body to reach the final climax.

 

He brunet to ashes and never came back

He returned his metamorphosis with no resurrection

The vultures rose new flame over his ashes.

Then, during the last fourteen centuries

With hunger in their beak

They have been devouring the souls of Alborz

 

By Jahanshah Rashidian

 

Original in French.

 

 

 

Balatarin

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JahanshahRashidian3

Jahanshah Rashidian

Thank you dear friend for the link. The mythical Simorgh symbolises today more for us than Phoenix in many other cultures.

ArvandRud

Arvand Rud Arvand Rud is the proper name of the "Shatt al Arab". Let's just say I would never sell out Iran to the mullahs or the communists.

Beautiful piece by Jahanshah. Thank you.

JahanshahRashidian3

Jahanshah Rashidian

I did this poem in French, see the video enclosed. This is a translation of that.

ArvandRud

Arvand Rud Arvand Rud is the proper name of the "Shatt al Arab". Let's just say I would never sell out Iran to the mullahs or the communists.

Jahanshah joon, Both versions of the poem are extremely well written. We need more works of this nature to remind people of their Iranian heritage that has been continuously attacked by pan-arabist and pan-Islamic forces for 1400 years.

In the last few decades, we also witnessed a concerted attack on our Iranian cultural heritage by a small but influential group of marxist intellectuals; who still mimic the old communist anti-Iranian propaganda that infiltrated the thinking of many of our young people through organisations like hezbe Tudeh, Mojaheddine khalq, fadayane eslam, hojatie eslam and the like.

Notice that many of these groups' talking points are identical to Pan-Arabist and Wahhabi ideology endorsed in the neighboring Arab countries: A hatred for all Iranian empires and cultural contributions; A belief that all Persian history before the Arab conquests is irrelevant; and a general attitude of dismissal of the Iranian historical legacy.

It is only up to the nationalists and royalist supporters to keep the fire of Zartosht burning in the midst of this ocean of foreign propagated hatred for our beautiful homeland.

Thank-you again for your contribution.

alimostofi

Ali Mostofi Astrology, Current Affairs. Princeton Class of 1981. Iranian.com member since 2005 http://iranian.com/main/member/alimostofi.html http://iranian.com/mostofi.html

Looks like the Moon transit over Pluto (Simorgh) did effect you.

JahanshahRashidian3

Jahanshah Rashidian

Ali jan since you like para reality, let me add to this poem that Carl Gustav Jung believed in the influence of myths in our character formation. He used the concept of archetype as carrier of cultural Mems reaching to the collective consciousness of coming generations. Simurgh " Phenix" is a pre-Islamic Persian legendary big bird, half eagle, half lion…. a symbol of power and now freedom from the yoke of Islam. It is today more than a myth, a renaissance of archetypes or as you say it transits the Simorgh's effects.

alimostofi

Ali Mostofi Astrology, Current Affairs. Princeton Class of 1981. Iranian.com member since 2005 http://iranian.com/main/member/alimostofi.html http://iranian.com/mostofi.html

Actually Pluto, Aban or Scorpio and the 8th House, deal with the energies you have depicted in your description of Seemorgh.

Astrology is a lot older, than the stories written for people to understand, why the world regenerated the way it does at certain times.

If you read my Blog, you will know when it happens. I have mentioned Seemorgh regularly.

P.Galenous

P_J. An Iranian!

Despite not being too poetic. Enjoyed this piece of poetry greatly!

Thanx!