The youth communicate well with Imam’s Rubaiyyat
3 Jun 2012 15:56
Fatemeh Rakei says Imam’s Rubaiyyat are interesting both in subject and in poetic style and they are his personal language as well. That is perhaps why the young generation likes Imam Khomeini’s Rubaiyyat better.
IBNA: Referring to the attractions of Imam Khomeini ever-encompassing ideas in poetry, Rakei said: “Imam (P.U.H.) did not compose poems to get known as a philosopher or jurist; he did so because poetry was an important spiritual and emotional concern for him.”
Writer of ‘Somebody Was With Us Yesterday’ – poetry collection in memorial of Imam Khomeini – added that all mystic, spiritual, social, political, ethical and even personal and domestic themes are found in Imam Khomeini’s poems.
But despite the comprehensiveness of Imam’s works, the youth communicate better with Imam Khomeini’s Rubaiyyat because of their subject matters.
According to Rakei, brevity is a key feature of Rubai poetic form: “Imam’s Rubaiyyat are interesting both in subject and in poetic style and they are his personal language as well. That is perhaps why the young generation likes Imam Khomeini’s Rubaiyyat better.”
She mentioned that Imam was fond of the poems of Hafez and his Qazals often contain spiritual and mystical themes and symbols through which his tone gets closer to Hafez.
Rakei emphasized that various aspects of the character of Imam Khomeini are visible in his poems.