2015年1月8日星期四

Windflowers 風之花


Windflowers是美國歌手兼作曲人 Dan Seals 所作的名曲,
Seals and Crofts 灌成唱片,(Jim Seals 和Dash Crofts),
Dan Seals是Jim Seals的弟弟,
這首七十年代的歌在香港和台湾都非常流行,
但非常奇怪, 在西方網頁中, 
包括Google, wiki 和youtube都很難找到相關資科。
至有關Seals and Crofts的網頁也沒有提起這首歌
我只能猜想是當年Windflowers 被指是暗示罌粟花,故西方電台都避免播出, 所以不流行, 也少人談論。

在西方windflower是出於希臘神話愛神維納斯的傳說,
愛神維納斯一直愛慕山中打獵的美少年,
而他卻在一次與野獸撕鬥中不幸喪命,
維納斯為此天天以淚洗面,
最後雙眼竟流出了血來,泣血滴落在花瓣上,
隨風飄散。

Windflowers, my father told me not to go near them,
he said he feared them always and he told me that they carried him away

Windflowers, beautiful windflowers, I couldn't wait to touch them,
to smell them, I held them closely and now I cannot break away

their sweet bouquet disappears like a vapor in the desert
so...take a warning. son.....

Windflowers....ancient windflowers their beauty captures every
young dreamer who lingers near them
but ancient windflowers I love you

(sung)
Windflowers
my father told me not to
go near them
he feared them always
said they carried him away

Windflowers
I couldn't wait to touch them
to smell them
I held them closely
now I cannot break away

their sweet bouquet disappears
like a vapor in the desert
take a warning son

Windflowers
their beauty captures every
young dreamer
who lingers near them
ancient windflowers I love you



Seals 兄弟和Dash Crofts是Baha'i Faith教徙
巴哈伊教(巴哈伊信仰,舊譯大同教)
立教於十九世紀的波斯(伊朗),
現有遍布200多個國家逾600萬信徒。
巴哈伊教創始人為伊朗人巴哈歐拉(Bahá'u'lláh),
意為「上帝之榮耀」,由此產生巴哈伊教的教名。
根據巴哈伊的教訓,宗教的歷史是神差遣先知,
對人類進行教化的進化過程。
神派遣列代聖使亞伯拉罕、摩西、佛陀、瑣羅亞斯德、
耶穌基督、穆罕默德和巴孛。
巴哈歐拉是其中最新的一位。
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