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"Nobahari" (Persian : نوبهاری), (lit."Fresh Spring") is a single by Iranian singer-songwriter Mohsen Namjoo. The poem is by Iranian famous poet Sadi and the whole song is a praise to the Spring. Namjoo dedicated the song to Shahram Nazeri. [1]

Persian language Western Iranian language

Persian, also known by its endonym Farsi, is one of the Western Iranian languages within the Indo-Iranian branch of the Indo-European language family. It is a pluricentric language primarily spoken in Iran, Afghanistan and Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and some other regions which historically were Persianate societies and considered part of Greater Iran. It is written right to left in the Persian alphabet, a modified variant of the Arabic script.

Singer-songwriter musician who writes, composes and sings

Singer-songwriters are musicians who write, compose, and perform their own musical material, including lyrics and melodies.

Mohsen Namjoo Iranian musician, singer-songwriter

Mohsen Namjoo is an Iranian singer-songwriter. His style of music is influenced by blues and rock as well as Iranian folk music. The lyrics of his songs are also a combination of Persian classical poems, his own lyrics, and contemporary poems; Namjoo uses the words freely, infusing them with irony and sarcasm to carry the music and to create a free style form of singing. An Iranian correspondent for The New York Times in Iran wrote that "some call him a sort of Bob Dylan of Iran". His newest song named "BEGOO BE BARAN", released in March 2019 by Sheed Records company.

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The content of the poem

A question for the fresh spring breeze:
What is the garden going through
that makes the bulbul sing
so restlessly.

Compared to your ravishing countenance,
the beauty of a flower pales
Amongst flowers in the garden,
you are like a flower amidst bramble bush.

Oh, treasure of remedies,
look kindly upon the ailing
The cure is in your hands
and you leave us be.

Another life is needed,
for time was spent
in this one
in hopefulness.
[2]

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References

  1. http://www.magiran.com/npview.asp?ID=1418539
  2. http://www.tehranavenue.com/article.php?id=544