Echoes of Love

All the poems in this album speak of love, the love of God or the romantic love of another

In the first song (Ya Rab) the poet speaks of the fire that has inflamed his heart with love of God. He begs God to either allow him to find God in his heart and become one with him or for God to take his life. He makes it clear that he would prefer death to failing to find God in his heart.

In the second (Shab-e-Vasl and Ze Dast-e-Mahboub), fourth (Aghrab-e-Zolfe Kajat) and fifth (Ay Mah-e-Man, Ay Bot-e-Chin) songs, the whimsical, playful and sweet lyrics are about romantic love, admiring the beloved and seeking more love and togetherness.

In the third song (Baz Amadam), Rumi, the esteemed and revered Persian Sufi poet of the thirteenth-century, speaks of returning to this life again after thousands of years and being separated from his beloved God. He is happy to come back to help a loved one, but has reservations about returning. He tells us about the wondrous place he dwelled and the place of honor he held before he came to this world again. He begs to be freed from this sojourn back to earth and to rise again to the high place that he occupied in eternity. He proudly tells us that he was a special bird of paradise, that he was a magnificent pearl, a clear light, who fell in the net of the hunter and was brought back to earth.

In the sixth song (Ba Man Sanama), Rumi speaks of his desire to become one with his beloved God. He also tells us that having the flame of love in the heart and becoming one with God does not need any particular ritual. It is all in the heart.

In the last song (Raftam Dar-e-Maykhane), the poet speaks of the way of the Sufi, going to the tavern, drinking the divine wine, getting closer to his beloved God and forgetting his earthly body to immerse himself in love in contemplation of his return home to God.


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