Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Umid Ali writes


This poem dedicated to the feelings of a girl who lost her lover and  married another man.

This night is unforgettable –
The evening
Then night lasts long –
A thought
I was eager to see
A dawn –
At night
A wedding

--tr.  Asror Allayarov from "The Gate Opened by Angels"

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The Bride of Lammermoor -- Eugene Delacroix

1 comment:

  1. Sir Walter Scott anonymously published "The Bride of Lammermoor" in 1819. The novel was set in the Lammermuir hills of southeast Scotland, a range of moors which divide East Lothian to the north from Berwickshire in the Scottish Borders to the south. It related the love story between Lucy Ashton and Edgar, former of Ravenswood, and the attempts by Lucy's mother Lady Ashton to have her make a more advantageous marriage to Francis, Laird of Bucklaw. While Edgar was away in France, Lady Ashton tried to persuade her daughter that Edgar is about to marry someone else and intercepted Lucy's correspondence with Edgar. On the day before Lucy's wedding to Bucklaw, Edgar returned home and rebuked Lucy for her lack of fidelity. After the wedding Lucy stabbed and severely wounded Bucklaw in their bridal chamber. Bucklaw recovered but Lucy became crazy and died. Lucy's brother blamed Edgar and challenged him to a duel, but Edgar fell into quicksand and died. In 1826 Eugene Delacroix (who had painted a self-portrait of himself as Edgar in 1821) portrayed the bedroom scene in 1826, and in 1835 Gaetano Donizetti and Salvadore Cammarano turned it into an opera "Lucia di Lammermoor."


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