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Poem-Song Project By: Kevin Yent
Poem • Fakhraddin Gorgani was a 11 th century Persian poet. He was an influential poet who is considered to have written Vis and Ramin which is considered the first epic Persian romance between 1050 and 1055. The poem at the heart of the story is Vis, daughter of the queen of Mah and promised to Mobad, King of Marv. Against a background of court intrigue, broken promises, and open conflict, Vis finds herself escorted to her future husband by his brother, Ramin—an impetuous prince who cannot help falling in love with his charge and jeopardizing the fate of two realms. This poem is believed by scholars to be the inspiration for Tristan and Isolde. (Source-Barnes and Noble)
Song • Slightly Stoopid (Band Started in 1995 and is still around today) is an American band based in Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, who can describe their music as "a fusion of acoustic rock and blues with reggae, hip-hop, and punk". The band was originally discovered and signed by Bradley Nowell from the band Sublime to his record label skunk records. The band was started by childhood friends Miles Doughty (Guitar, Bass, Vocals) and Kyle Mc. Donald (Guitar, Bass, Vocals). They together gathered musicians Ryan ‘Ry. Mo’ Moran (Drums) and Oguer 'OG' Ocon (Congas, Percussion, Harp, Vocals), CMoney (Trumpet, Keyboard) and Dela (Saxophone). Miles explains “The most important thing is you can be playing in front of zero people or 20, 000 people, and you’ve still got to rock the show. When we were first starting out, literally, we played in front of nobody…But after you play that show, they tell some of their friends and their friends tell some friends. ” Through this they kept on writing and singing songs and eventually wrote mellow mood. (Source-Wikipedia)
Poem: The conclusion to Vis’s letter to Ramin By: Fakhraddin Gorgani Greetings to that tall tree whose leaves conceal Within its shape a center formed from steel, Greetings to that red jewel whose facets hide Thirty unblemished pearls arrayed inside, Greetings to those narcissus eyes whose light Deprives me of my sleep throughout the night, Greetings to that full moon whose course has made My fortune's moon eclipsed by sorrow's shade, Greetings to that fair garden which has left My house of patience ruined and bereft, Greetings to that green fir tree branch, which shows How fruitlessly my withered branch now grows, Greetings to that sweet rose whose smiles ensure My constant weeping here for evermore, Greetings to that wild, wanton tulip who Has brimmed my weary eyes with morning dew, Greetings to that brash rogue whose ruses keep My mind from any kind of restful sleep, Greeting to that brocade's bright mysteries, To that pale moonlight, and the Pleiades, Greetings to that fair, flower-like cypress tree Whose beauty wounds my heart continually, Greetings to those sweet curls whose scent has made Merchants of musk give up their pointless trade, Greetings to those bewitching eyes whose glance Has made me look on food and sleep askance, Greetings to those bright cheeks whose charming fire Has filled my soul with trouble and desire, Greetings to that full moon whose loveliness Has left me weak and senseless with distress, Greetings to that renowned deceiver who Deprives my heart of all it might pursue, Greetings to that sweet rose whose heady scent Has filled my months and years with discontent, Greetings to those tight curls whose antics shame me So much that even in Shiraz they blame me, Greetings to that coy grace, that charming chin That's made my life a tale of shame and sin, Greetings to glory, to that radiance That's left me with this sallow countenance, Greetings to that resplendent treasury That's made a pastime of oppressing me, Greetings to that refulgent sun that's given The world more beauty than the sun in heaven, Greetings to that sweet rose which is so fair That roses shed their petals in despair, Greetings to that tall cypress tree whose scent's Stronger than jasmine's in its vehemen … Greetings to one I wish success forever Without whom both my eyes flow like a river, … I wish you joy for all eternity And wish myself your love and loyalty. May you find happiness, and may the light That shines from you illuminate my sight; A thousand times I wish, and wish again, That great good fortune may be yours. Amen!
Poem: Key Terms • • Repetition Tone Imagery Theme
Song: Mellow Mood Slightly Stoopid Hello little darling Ain't no need to worry Feels right in my arms now Why go home, be all alone? But if the sunshines know thats because of you Just know thats true. When all your moneys gone Where will you be? If your love is strong Thats all you need. [G-Love] One time you know i love you With your funky ass style I love you twice a month since you had our first child Our love runs deep like the blood in my veins I love you always, and always the same Love remains. Love your every change Love your every phase The passing of the day, plus when your away Oh darling if you stay my love will never change Feel the power when our 2 hearts will combine The power is yours and the power is mine When love is born you know the sky must cry Write you love letters till my pen runs dry If you stay, good lovin make me wanna fly If you go, rise and fall-dip and dive You who I'm with so i shine so bright I love you darling till the day that i die. Darling darling I said now where'd you go? I said I'll never know, the way you come and go. When all your moneys gone Where will you be? If your love is strong Thats all you need Darling darling i said now whered you go? I said I'll never know, the way you come and go. When all your moneys gone Call a 911 and its emergency Where will you be? But even in the 912 do you feel the urgent see If your love is strong, To people all around the world who never heard of me Thats all you need. Just leave another message please Lord please guide and protect me I got the love in my heart I got fire in my soul This no type of fire that nobody can control But when I'm up on the mic I got the mind overload They never test me just because they dont rock and roll I'm singing oh my God Lord have mercy Thought fools were gettin bad But now they're even gettin worse see Somethings cant be healed up by no doctors or no nurses It's time to stop the fussin' and the fightin' and the cursin' This world is hopeless, But i love it anyway Thats why they givin all the good love for free And if u need love, with your lovin are you brave? Come on and give a little good love to me Thats what they want. It's a long way from home but hold on. It's a long it's a long way but hold on. [fadeing out] Call a 911 and it's emergency Lord please guide and protect me
Song: Key Terms • • Repetition Tone Mood Theme
Comparison • American based band Slightly Stoopid’s song Mellow Mood and 11 th century Persian poet Fakhraddin Gorgani’s The conclusion to Vis’s letter to Ramin have the common theme of lost love. Slightly Stoopid starts their song by first introducing the “little darling” of the song. They progress through the song by hinting love and saying the “if the sun shines know that’s because of you” referring to the little darling. In the first half of the song Slightly Stoopid goes about the darling by talking about her personality and saying what they like about her. They then go and say “love remains” inferring loss of their significant other. They use lyrics to express remorse and guilt for the love the share with the person in the song. The then close up the song by letting it go and saying that “love is hopeless, but I love it anyway” and then going into inferring life goes on by saying “It’s a long way from home but hold on” meaning in time love will come again and that one lost love is not the end of the world. Basically the whole song is about getting over the love a person shares for a lost love. Like this though Fakhraddin Gorgani’s poem also obsesses on the common theme of lost love. He starts of the poem using similar comparisons and telling about his love ones beauty and what he loves about her. He then uses imagery and compares things that had lost something significant to it like fir tree withered branches. He then uses a ton of repetition to drive home the fact of lost love with “constant weeping” and other comparisons of sadness for his loss. At the end of the poem though Gorgani uses words that show the lover get over the sadness and wish the best for the significant other saying “that great good fortune may be yours”. With the poem and song expressing similar, implied topics of lost love and getting over their feelings for their loved ones, I cannot almost distinguish the difference between the two due to the basic similarities they share. Unlike Slightly Stoopids straight-forward theme of a lost loved one compares to Gorgani’s poem of a lost lover by showing that throughout life, love will take its toll and that people and that they are constantly falling in and out of love and that although you don’t want it to end it might be better to let them go.