Hoshang Ebtehaj; Why are we sad about the death of “Shadow”?

The news of the death of Iranian poet Hoshang Ebtehaj was published by his daughter Yalda Ebtehaj in the morning of August 19. Honestly, if we want to be honest, this last time when Alma Khanum went to the hospital due to kidney failure after the death of his lovely wife, we thought that this was the end of the road, but we had learned from the great poet himself that: "Today is neither the beginning nor the end of the world." is" and "be like a river that hits a rock in the valley, so be on your way". Thinking about the death of the shadow required courage that was beyond our ability. Why? We didn't lose just one poet, of course, the loss of any poet seems to reduce the beauty of the world. Ebtahaj was among the last survivors of the generation of intellectuals who were proud in the 30s and 40s, and in fact modern and contemporary Iranian intellectuals were formed with them. Apart from this name, Abtahaj is connected with music, with Shajarian and Alizadeh.

BingMag.com Hoshang Ebtehaj; Why are we sad about the death of “Shadow”?

The news of the death of Iranian poet Hoshang Ebtehaj was published by his daughter Yalda Ebtehaj in the morning of August 19. Honestly, if we want to be honest, this last time when Alma Khanum went to the hospital due to kidney failure after the death of his lovely wife, we thought that this was the end of the road, but we had learned from the great poet himself that: "Today is neither the beginning nor the end of the world." is" and "be like a river that hits a rock in the valley, so be on your way". Thinking about the death of the shadow required courage that was beyond our ability. Why? We didn't lose just one poet, of course, the loss of any poet seems to reduce the beauty of the world. Ebtahaj was among the last survivors of the generation of intellectuals who were proud in the 30s and 40s, and in fact modern and contemporary Iranian intellectuals were formed with them. Apart from this name, Abtahaj is connected with music, with Shajarian and Alizadeh.

Hoshang Abtahaj was born on March 6, 1306 in Rasht. Although he was living in Germany in recent years, suffering from tassian, a word he taught us himself, he always had an indescribable love for his hometown. Although, in the book "Pir Parnian Andish", which is the most important memory along with his poems, which has been left for us thanks to the efforts of Milad Azimi and Atefeh Tiye and Sokhan Publications, he calls himself a "fake Gilak" because, except for his parents, the rest His ancestors were not born in Rasht. However, the family members spoke Gilki to each other.

Hoshang Ebtahaj spent his primary education in Rasht and then came to Tehran during high school and at the age of 19 he published his first book of poetry called "First Songs". did He started writing poetry with ghazal, but in the 40s he turned to new poetry and his poems were welcomed by people. His poetic language seemed sincere, tender and familiar to people. Until the middle of the 20s, his poems were romantic, but they gradually acquired a social and political flavor.

But in the 50s, Ebtahaj's importance went beyond that of a poet, and by taking charge of the "Flowers" program on the radio He became an influential figure in Iranian culture and music. The era when Mohammad Reza Shajarian made his way to the radio and read some of Sayeh's poems. On 17 Shahrivar 1357, after the Jhaleh Square massacre, Ebtahaj, who always stood on the side of the people, resigned from working on the radio, and the great artists who collaborated with him on this program, from Shajarian to Mohammad Reza Lotfi and Hossein Alizadeh, all quit working on the radio. /p>

Like many intellectuals before the revolution, Ibthaj had left leanings, although he never joined a party. One of his most important friendships was with Morteza Keyvan. The friendship that continued from the mid-20s until the time of Morteza Keyvan's shootings in the 30s, and the beginning of their acquaintance was the "Mirage" poetry book, on which Shadow had written a socio-political introduction that attracted Keyvan's attention. Why the friendship between Keyvan and Ebtahaj is so important goes back to the influence that Morteza Keyvan had on Iran's culture and politics, his beliefs and his love for the people. So that all the intellectuals at the same time with him, from Shamlu to Sayeh and Moskob, describe him as one of the noblest men in the world.

Anyway, the friendship of Ebtehaj and Keyvan and later the death of Keyvan consciously or unconsciously influenced the style of Ebtehaj's poems. .

After the revolution, the Iranian Writers' Union voted to suspend some of its members, including Ebtehaj, and Ebtehaj, Beh.Azin and some others who had socialist tendencies founded the Writers' Council. The interesting thing is that Ebtahaj always mentioned the Iranian Writers Association with respect and believed that he did an important job in defending the freedom of speech.

In fact, it is this shadow of Sadr Sayeh compared to the past that made him in recent years to listen to First-hand narratives from the language of the intellectual who lived in that era, all the publications go to him.

Another turning point in Ibtahaj's career was the editing of Divan Hafez. "Hafiz Be Sae Sayeh" was published in the 70s, and of course Sayeh had started working on it since the 60s. Naturally, there was a lot of fighting and controversy among critics over the comparison of "Hafez Shamlou" and "Hafez Sayeh". In an overview, it can be said that literary critics and even Sayeh himself believed that Shamalu took most of his personal points of view from Hafez in his correction, but Ibtahaj wrote his correction very faithfully and from the various copies of Diwan Hafez.

During the revolution and shadow war, he wrote important poems, one of the most famous of which is "Sapedeh", which we know as "Iran e Sarai Omid". A poem written for a song by Mohammad Reza Lotfi and on the occasion of the victory of the revolution, and Mohammad Reza Shajarian also sang his ballad. Even now, during the days of the elections, everyone goes to this piece, which is formed by the brilliant triangle of Ebtahaj-Latfi-Shajarian.

Another important book of shadow poems that in recent years on various occasions, both people and What politicians refer to is "Tasyan" which was an anthem in the 80s. In fact, Ibtahaj was able to introduce the word "Tasyan", which has Gilki roots, into the everyday culture of the people, or at least the intellectual and educated class. In one of the poetry reading ceremonies, Sayeh himself said about "Tasian": "It is a term in our province We have a word that is still common... we have a word called "tase" which means sadness and longing... we use this word "tasian" when, for example, a loved one who has been our guest for a long time is gone and the first evening when his place is empty, we say tasianeh. Or someone who has passed away, we say Tasyan on the first evening after him. There is no equivalent in Farsi. But we have Tase, and it is used in Rumi and other poets. He said the light

and the night filled with night

I said to myself a

day passed

my mother sighed

He will be back soon

There is a cloud that slipped into my eyes

And then I fell asleep

He thought that there was so much pain

In the heart of that child is wisdom?

Yes, how would anyone go that day?>Meaning never

Why did you

not come back again?

Oh my word is bad

My heart is still not used to you

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After all these years

I have eyes on the way

that my dear ones will come ah

Hushang Abtahaj's passing is a great loss not only for literature that It is for the Iranian intellectual community. You can find his 94 years of fruitful life in his memories in the book "Pir Parnian Andish", in his poems and in numerous interviews with him. Not only was he an intellectual, but he was also the awakened memory of Iranian intellectuals and remained indifferent to the issues of Iran until the last day. We continue to live without the shadow that we have learned from him:

Like a river hitting a rock on the slope of a valley

Keep going

Hope for no miracle. He is not dead, stay alive. May his soul be happy and may his path be smooth for his students and lovers. p>BingMag.com Hoshang Ebtehaj; Why are we sad about the death of “Shadow”?

The book Mirror in the Mirror by Houshang Ebtahaj The book Pir Parnian Andish in conversation with Hoshang Ebtahaj
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