صدا کن مرا + harper’s findings on blue whale songs

one is a regular reader of the ‘findings’ section of the harper’s magazine.

one finds in the three brief paragraphs of ‘findings’ a repository of interesting snippets, discoveries and trivia about ways in which we -as a species, as a human civilization, and as a planet- are progressing in amazing and exciting ways, and falling apart in even more amazing and exciting ways.

so, as usual, one reads findings where such things are read best and with the utmost requisite concentration – i.e. early morning in the bathroom.

and in the current issue of the harper’s magazine, the findings section contains a particularly interesting development in that scientists have found that the song of the blue whales have grown louder.

and this keeps one wondering for several days, as to why that could be?

and then one is reminded of that bittersweet poem of sohrab about songs and sounds and the utter loneliness of the deep blue sea:

صدا کن مرا
صدای تو خوبست
صدای تو سبزینه ی آن گیاه عجیبی است
که در انتهای صمیمیت حزن می روید

بیا تا برایت بگویم
چه اندازه تنهایی من بزرگ است

and again:

و فکر کن که چه تنهاست
اگر که ماهی کوچک
دچار آبی دریای بیکران باشد

and that is when one’s heart aches and shrinks for the big blue whale that is dwarfed by the even bigger, bluer ocean; and whose call for company and connection is growing ever louder.

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~ by safrang on February 23, 2010.

3 Responses to “صدا کن مرا + harper’s findings on blue whale songs”

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