Monday, August 30, 2010

The Song Remains

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The Song Remains...







Perching on a blooming branch of rose
The bird sang a melodious song





Spreading the cry of joy
Across the void of silence






The rose vanished,
Without leaving a trace
Of its colour,
Of its smell;






But when the bird vanished,
Its song remained.






The Song Remains
by Mahmud Kianush

1934-
Iranian Poet






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38 comments:

  1. What a beautiful piece!
    Simple in its message but so poignant. Thanks for sharing this poem and your cheerful images that goes with it.

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  2. delwyn such softness of words and the photographs - particularly the roses. so soft. steven

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  3. Beautiful post Delwyn.
    The essence of making wonderful life memories that last.

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  4. What a lovely way to start off my Monday. Thank you for sharing your beautiful and gentle photos along with the poem :)

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  5. Lovely images, Delwyn, to illustrate an equally lovely poem. Thanks for this wonderful posting.

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  6. How true! I have noticed something else that remains when I visit you (or you visit my blog) - your sweet invocation of 'happy days' always remains long after you depart. Anyway, that's what came to mind after I read this lovely poem.

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  7. Beauty her in whichever guise you choose - words or pictures...

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  8. Gorgeous images, to go with the beautiful poem..

    Just been reading about your crazy one day trip to Sydney, (sounds like things we do here) and loving those Kookaburras photos..

    The memories of the old Elna sewing machine are also beautiful!!

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  9. Wow! Delwyn, those pictures are simply breathtaking! The colors pop, so vivid , and lush! Thank you for sharing.~Louly

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  10. Your photos leave me breathless. I'm glad you've posted, Delwyn - I'm missing you, though your song remains.

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  11. Lovely post, Delwyn!
    The last photo of the seascape is so beautiful. And so are the roses! I didn't know the poem by Mahmud Kianush. I'm wondering what the song that remained symbolizes...

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  12. So beautifully expressed, both the poem and the images you've chosen to illustrate it.

    Interesting, isn't it, that a song's shape can form a stronger and more enduring impression on our minds than an image? It's counter-intuitive to me because music itself is so ephemeral. Images seem to be more durable than song, yet often they aren't.

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  13. Thanks for beautiful pictures and a great poem.

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  14. Such beautiful pictures and even more beauty in your words. So enjoyed this post my friend...Hugs

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  15. Beautiful & elegant. I love the simplicity of the poem.

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  16. How meaningful that the song remains after the physical beauty has departed. Somewhat cliched association: Keep a song in your heart....

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  17. such lovely words, and accompanied by such beautiful photographs(:

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  18. This is very beautiful..with beautiful words. Thank you.

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  19. Hi to everyone
    thank you for stopping by and for your comments. I enjoy knowing you have been here and that you enjoy the things that make me happy.

    As you can see I am less often in the blogworld these days but I do endeavour to keep contact with you all and visit you when I can. I have been packing up home, yet again before moving back to Kauai for a longer spell.

    A special welcome to Joan, Neon Gypsy and Louly. Thank you for dropping in.


    Happy days

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  20. I love how you illustrate poetry with the most beautiful images. That last shot is especially stunning and the flowers are gorgeous.

    I reviewed 2 books by Laura Resau on my blog today that made me think of you. One character quotes Rumi. They are published as young adult novels, but I think adults would enjoy them too.

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  21. Wonderful thoughts and pictures. I hope you are well? I have a letter in the pipeline, Naomi started a full day at school today and I suddenly have time to do things. Such a luxuary :) xxJ

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  22. Gorgeous skies! How have you been?

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  23. Reminds me of loved ones whose impact remains when they're gone. Thank you for taking the time to put such beautiful images with such lovely poems.

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  24. the song among the silence in nature is so beautiful along with your images.

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  25. I just found your blog and I love it!
    Thanks for sharing!!
    gabriele

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  26. Really i agree with you that there should be some songs in the life which can make harmony in the life and make easier life.

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  27. welcome to Gabriele and Danny...

    happy days to you both...

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  28. Hello Luuuuuua

    I get the drift, thankyou...
    and welcome to down under...

    happy days

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  29. What a beautiful poem! How comforting to feel the joy of hearing the song when the bird flies away. Thank you for a beautiful post and awesome photos!

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  30. Hi Kitty

    tis a lovely memorable poem...just as is the bird song...

    Happy days

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  31. The last photo is exceptional. (And by the way, your lovely letter arrived and I am now thrust into a creative stew. What shall I do in response?)

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  32. Beautiful pictures and words as usual. Hey I am back to blogging, changed my blog title too. Missing you guys too much I guess. See u around! Blessings.

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  33. Oh,how could I miss this beauty?!?
    Lovely,delicate photos and words,thank you! :)

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