Posted by: Dr Churchill | February 26, 2020

Ghazal’s Memorial

Dear Ghazal,

غزل نوریان

I don’t know how to drink wine without your face.
I don’t know how to win a pawn at chess without your hand.
From far away, you keep ordering me to dance.
I don’t know how to dance without your melody.

غزل نوریان

man bê-rokh-é tô,
bâda na-dân-am khwardan bê dast-é to,
man mohra na-dân-am bardan az dûr ma-râ raqS hamê-farmây-î bêparda-yé tô raqS na-dân-am kardan

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Dear Friend,

I wish to invite You to the Peace Memorial for my Fiancé Ghazal, and for all the other victims of Flight 752, leaving Teheran on January 8th of this year. So lets come together, to celebrate their lives, to mourn their loss, and to remember the lesson their sacrifice has given us.

Today – I want to ask you to be with me, because You are not only my neighbor, but you are also a person full of Compassion and Kindness, and a decent Human being that like me aspires to a Future of Peaceful Co-Existence amongst all the Peoples of this Earth. And that is why I humbly ask You to join me to pray for a termination of hostilities in this undeclared war, that has already resulted in awful carnage amongst the innocents.

We shall all gather at 5pm this Thursday February the 27th, at the little Cove next to the Ferry Point of the Knox/Miller park, where we shall recite Rumi’s romantic poetry with candles, and wish Godspeed to all the lost souls, and help guide them to the light, as we share the light amongst us, with our little candles that show the way to Heavens up above.

“You are the Essence of the Essence,
The intoxication of Love.
I long to sing Your Praises
but stand mute
with the agony of wishing in my heart !”

Please bring your own poems and candles great and small, and read the words from the poetry of one of the great mystical & romantic Persian poets like Rumi, or Shirazi, or Hafez, or Khayyam.

Choose the poems that stir your soul, and bring them here to recite during the memorial, because the spoken word will be our Common Prayer for all these Souls that were untimely and prematurely torn asunder from our lives.

Dr Churchill


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