The Persian and The Poet

19… Futile Magic and The Swift Fingers of Love

August 25, 2021

Poem 1: The Swifts in The Willow by Cameron Semmens; 

translation by Ramak Bamzar. 

Music: ‘Overcast’ by Hildur Gudnadottir & Johann Johannsson, 

from the album ‘Without Sinking’.


Poem 2: Futile Magic by Fereydoon Moshiri;

translation by Frank Moshiri (2015).

Music: ‘Avaze Bayate Esfahan’ from the album 

‘Iran – Masters of Traditional Music, Vol. 1 (Persian Music)’.


Production and editing – Cameron Semmens : 


Photography and graphic design – Ramak Bamzar : 

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