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Persian Sugar in English Tea Volume 2

Post by lotus » Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:20 am

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Published March 3 , 2018
available on Amazon
& other online outlets
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30 poets

this anthology includes 4 silent lotus poems in the original English
and the Farsi translation
the art on the cover is from my wife Nermin Kura

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The cover illustration is one of the Nermin Kura’s works called “Overture”(means Pishdaramad “ پیش درآمد “ in Persian), 2017; Coil built stoneware; mid range and low fire glazes; 15 x 13 x 6 inches. She is a professor of Art and Architectural History and Ceramics at Roger Williams University in Bristol RI .

“What does “Pishdaramad” mean in Persian art and music?”, several friends asked me. As a matter of fact, Pishdaramad means, “before entering”. It can be compared with the European prelude. A 20th century invention, it consists of a measured piece written for group performance, to be played at the beginning of any traditional performance. The melody of a pishdaramad usually contains hints or references to the upcoming “ghoushehs” in the performance (Ghousheh here means a piece of music). The pishdaramad was invented by the great tar and setar player of 20th century, Darvish Khan, who wrote the first such piece for a public concert in the early 1920’s. It can be composed in various rhythms, but almost always in slow tempo.

Like the music of ancient Greece, Persian music is closely allied with poetry.Generally one couplet of classical verse is set to a single Ghousheh with long melismatic sections and instrumental rhapsodizing between the various Ghousheh. Thus the meter of the poetry imparts a kind of recurrent rhythmic structure to the otherwise unmeasured composition.
You may find more details of Persian music on the link below:
http://www.rhythmweb.com/persia/forms.htm

https://soodabehpoems.wordpress.com/201 ... he-vol-ii/



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Re: Persian Sugar in English Tea Volume 2

Post by Pauline » Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:59 pm

lotus wrote:
this anthology includes 4 silent lotus poems in the original English
Well, that's lovely. :)
lotus wrote:the art on the cover is from my wife Nermin Kura
Nice one.
It's very evocative.
Great colours and seriously sexy shapes.

I don't know you. Nor your wife.
I have not read a poem either you or your wife have posted on this forum, nor a critique offered to fellow posters.

Your offerings of Persian and Greek Art and music do not excite me.
I would need to be interested to be excited.

I feel you are using this forum to promote your book.

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Re: Persian Sugar in English Tea Volume 2

Post by lotus » Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:16 pm

Pauline wrote:
lotus wrote:
this anthology includes 4 silent lotus poems in the original English
Well, that's lovely. :)
lotus wrote:the art on the cover is from my wife Nermin Kura
Nice one.
It's very evocative.
Great colours and seriously sexy shapes.

I don't know you. Nor your wife.
I have not read a poem either you or your wife have posted on this forum, nor a critique offered to fellow posters.

Your offerings of Persian and Greek Art and music do not excite me.
I would need to be interested to be excited.

I feel you are using this forum to promote your book.

dear Pauline

thankyuuu for sharing your truth

i have though left comment/critque here at this forum as long ago as 2016
and only today for the first time did i post a poem of my own
as well as the announcement of this anthology

my wife is a visual artist and is not a registered member here
if you are perhaps in the UK you might have seen her work exhibited
at The London Art Fair , January 2018

i happen also to know a few of the poet members here for a number of years
through online contact, having been published in print with some
and as well having met in person.

i look forward to becoming familiar with your inkwell.

a warm smile from The Netherlands
silent lotus
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Re: Persian Sugar in English Tea Volume 2

Post by Pauline » Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:16 pm

lotus wrote:dear Pauline

thankyuuu for sharing your truth
You are more than welcome :)
lotus wrote:i have though left comment/critque here at this forum as long ago as 2016
Oh, I am sorry. I must have missed that.
lotus wrote:only today for the first time did i post a poem of my own
as well as the announcement of this anthology
Yes.
lotus wrote:my wife is a visual artist and is not a registered member here
OK.
lotus wrote:you might have seen her work exhibited
at The London Art Fair , January 2018
Sorry. No, I haven't.
lotus wrote:i happen also to know a few of the poet members here for a number of years
through online contact, having been published in print with some
and as well having met in person.
That's nice. I'm dead happy for you.
lotus wrote:i look forward to becoming familiar with your inkwell.
Oh! Sorry, but I don't own one.
lotus wrote: a warm smile from The Netherlands
And a warm smile from Middlesbrough right back at you Lotus. :)

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Re: Persian Sugar in English Tea Volume 2

Post by Pauline » Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:01 pm

Sorry for being a bitch.
You just popped up from nowhere, and it seemed to me that you were pushing your anthology .
You have since been very active offering constructive criticism.
Sincere apologize. :)

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Re: Persian Sugar in English Tea Volume 2

Post by David » Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:00 pm

Volume II! Impressive.

Well, good luck with this.

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Re: Persian Sugar in English Tea Volume 2

Post by lotus » Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:00 am

Pauline wrote:Sorry for being a bitch.
You just popped up from nowhere, and it seemed to me that you were pushing your anthology .
You have since been very active offering constructive criticism.
Sincere apologize. :)
dear Pauline
many thankyuuus for the kindness
and warmth of your note


my enthusiasm for this anthology is that the publishers,editors and translators are
dedicated to use all proceeds to send free copies to the underserved communities
of farsi speaking people in Afghanistan,Tajikistan and Iran.
everyone who worked on preparing this project
donated their time
and all poets & artists donated
a one time use of
copyright



i hope that spring has arrived to Middlesbrough

silent lotus

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Re: Persian Sugar in English Tea Volume 2

Post by lotus » Wed Apr 25, 2018 5:02 am

David wrote:Volume II! Impressive.

Well, good luck with this.

David

dear David

thankyuuu for your kind support
i just received word that one of my poems
is now accompanied by a reading of the Farsi translation
i'll post here in this thread

a warm smile
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Re: Persian Sugar in English Tea Volume 2

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here a link to the poem being read by Soodabeh Saeidnia
in the Farsi translation she created

https://soundcloud.com/soodabeh-saeidni ... ah-morning
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Re: Persian Sugar in English Tea Volume 2

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Amazon is presently offering for a short time this wonderful anthology
at a 40% discount ......$8.99

https://www.amazon.com/Persian-Sugar-En ... +volume+II

This is an idealistic project in that the publishers use all proceeds
to distribute free copies to the underserved people in Persian speaking countries

your purchase will help to spread such kindness
and adding a personal review on Amazon will help to also support the cause


silent lotus
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