Baba Tahir Oryaan one of the
Orafa with smoldered heart living in Hamedan western province of Iran
around 900 years ago. Not much is known about him even during his life.
He wrote lyrics and songs and from the rhythms of the poems in Persian
it is evident that he played along with his Taar the string Persian
The poems have such colloquial
Hamedani accent that makes it impossible for an average Farsi speaker
to get the meanings. Fortunately in my manuscript there is a little
glossary at the end I used to map the words and the sounds.
Because the poems are so blue
and he played them with his Taar, I decided that the artwork for pages
should be guitar players specially the blues guys.
Play the blues Baba:
of reason their life
in ignorance with bliss
a word to read or write
derelicts towards the desert they run
Stabbing the Eye
The Garden Not The Gardner