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Old 10-23-2009, 08:29 AM   #1
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request: meaning of text scrolling at opening of SBS?

Hi everyone,

I posted this to the audio/video tour discussion thread, but I think it will get more views and chance of being answered here...

If there's a thread on this already, please paste the URL... couldn't find it.

Am wondering if anyone can help me find a translation of the scrolling Persian text that goes with the introduction to Sunday Bloody Sunday on this tour, as a tribute to the democracy protestors in Iran this summer.

I've heard it said that the text might be poetry by the famous poet Rumi, but don't know for sure.

Help is appreciated, thank you!
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oy, ok ;-)
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Great question - wish I knew, too
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Thanks, I'm asking around in other places too and will post the answer here if I find out.
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I asked dad after the Gothenburg gigs since I'm not able to interpret Persian/Farsi myself, but from what I remember he said it was excerpts from ancient poems, and of course the signs from the protests in June read something along the lines of "They murdered my brother/sister" and such things. I would be very happy if someone found out what it did say and posted an actual translation.
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This might help

Speed of Life: U2 Scrolls Rumi Poem During Barcelona Concert
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Thank you both! Great link U2girl, I look forward to reading in-depth when I have the time.

I also just found this on our very own Interference.com! ;-) :

Sunday Bloody Greenday? U2, Rumi, & Iran : U2 Interference – U2 Fans, Pop Culture Webzine, & More
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