beyond Seas


I took this pic while driving along a country road that somehow reminded me of Olivia Newton John's old song.

a sunset sad but beautiful, isnt it?


Becoming fond of Sohrab Sepehri of lately, am sharing one of his works here turned into english:




I shall build a boat
I shall cast it in the water

I shall sail away from this strange earth
where no one awakens the heroes in the grove of love

a boat empty of net
and the heart longing for pearl

I shall continue sailing
Neither will I loose my heart for the blues
Nor for the mermaids who emerge from the water
To spread charm from their curls
On the lonely reflection of fishermen

I shall continue sailing
I shall continue singing

One should sail away, sail away
The night has sung its songs
Now it is the turn of windows

I shall continue sailing
I shall continue singing

Beyond the seas there is a town,
In which the windows open to reveal

Earth hears the music of your feeling
the fluttering sound of mythological birds is heard in the wind

beyond the seas there is a town
where the sun is as wide as the eyes of the early-risers
Poets inherit wisdom, light, and waters

Beyond the seas there is a town!
One must build a boat.

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15 comments:

Jac said...

I was going through Sepheri's site after reading this post.

It seems some of them doesn't have English translation, instead it has French and some of them so deep.

Thanks you for sharing the link !

Delirious said...

Such a beautiful poem. The picture is beautiful too.

Othersideblue said...

jac,
ur welcome,
BTW,did u find urself interested in any?

Some of his poem are realy hard to understand even when one knows the language.

Othersideblue said...

Delirious,

thank you :)

do visit again

EMALMADA said...

Hello from Almada Portugal
have a nice day

Jac said...

Congrats on the 4th Anniversary on 28th.

=D>

Othersideblue said...

Emalmada,

Hello to you and welcome

Can you read my page in english?

Othersideblue said...

Jac,

Thank you for caring to remember

Maddie said...

such a beautiful poem and
the sunset is truly sublime -
i had a peek at your gorgeous
photography:)

have a beautiful day:)

Othersideblue said...

maddie,

hi.. nice to read ur comment!

hope you like it here and drop in again

Abdolhossein said...

Hi
A very good pic, you are also a very good photographer. Take care and keep going.

Othersideblue said...

Abdolhossein, hi!

Thank you so much for your nice compliment.

I hope u will visit my page more often now .. I have another adjoinging photo blog also that you are welcome to visit too,
am posting some more pictures there:
http://othersidepics.blogspot.com/

Neha Nair said...

Hey... nice poetry.. I don't think we should alwayz showcase sunset as a negative and give it a sad expression.. instead it would be better if we could give it a more positve outlook as the sun sets for the beautiful moon to dance it's way all night. Like they say everything is interconnected!.

Othersideblue said...

Naha Nair,

Thank you for visiting and reading and your nice good hearted concept about sunset.

Your point of view is acceptable; things in our life look the same way we look at them.

Lyrically speaking said...

So serene, very nice