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#1
Today on my travels (a bike ride along a cycle track) I came to a bridge "decorated" in graffiti. Since I was getting exhausted I paused for a moment and came across this interesting piece of art;
(this is a cropped version, the full image is here;
http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g7/BlackLuster999/Poetry_On_Selby_Bridge.jpg)



Now I don't know if this is just some trippy, drug fuelled expressionn of emotion and art, or something actually released (perhaps by a poet). Regardless, it's amazing to read.
If anyone can't read what the scrawl is, I've done my best to have a go at typing it out myself. Here is what I got;


Here I do visit
And from under the eternal stars
Rejuvenate from many lands have I paid homages in times past.
I have XSD (experienced or crossed) the sea of sand
To reach the purple Radfan mountains.
Heard I then the Trig El Bill:-
‘The wind passes like a caress over the waves of the desert sands
And the caravan leaves no more trace than a bird’s wing
In the air or fish in water.
Let us flee the crowd for in the multitude there is
No salvation.'

Ua La Shauk Fel-Qiyama.
Anni Ja Allah



Some parts I have googled so I know what they mean (such as the penultimate line) and it's pretty gothic and cool.
I hope it doesn't seem, like I'm young, foolish, and green.
Let me in for a minute, you're not my life but I want you in it


O Dayya, te echaré de menos, siempre

Y siempre
Y para siempre
Last edited by BlackLuster at Jun 9, 2008,
#3
Quote by freedoms_stain
XSD- experienced.

Ah, cool, I never knew that. I'll edit my post.
Thank you
I hope it doesn't seem, like I'm young, foolish, and green.
Let me in for a minute, you're not my life but I want you in it


O Dayya, te echaré de menos, siempre

Y siempre
Y para siempre
#6
Dis beetch got nothin' on Elliott Smith's wall:
"Battle not with monsters, lest ye become a monster, and if you gaze into the abyss, your eyes will get sore after a while."
#7
Quote by scorpion618^
^crossed makes much more sense

True, it would. But is that (XSD) a proper shortening like I assume experienced could be??
Oh wait, I get it now *facepalm*

Now I don't know what I should change it to lol.
I hope it doesn't seem, like I'm young, foolish, and green.
Let me in for a minute, you're not my life but I want you in it


O Dayya, te echaré de menos, siempre

Y siempre
Y para siempre
#9
Quote by Metallist65
Wow. Wierd. Cool but wierd.

P.S.: I wouldn't say it's gothic tho.

The penultimate line is. It's about how arranging bones when you have died will make certain of a re-incarnation. Apparently it's a witchcraft thing.
Google it, I did

Quote by JamesDouglas

Thing is, you see, I don't know who he is, so I can't pass judgement on that I'm afriad.
I hope it doesn't seem, like I'm young, foolish, and green.
Let me in for a minute, you're not my life but I want you in it


O Dayya, te echaré de menos, siempre

Y siempre
Y para siempre
#11
Quote by _Tim_
Spiffing stuff,Mark
Where is this?

Why my dear old chap, it's on the Selby Cycle Track.
Incidentally, it's on the same bridge as this;

http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g7/BlackLuster999/The_Naburn_Fisherman.jpg
I love that guy, I always have to salute him whenever I pass (well, at least a cheery "Hello", not usually a full salute)
I hope it doesn't seem, like I'm young, foolish, and green.
Let me in for a minute, you're not my life but I want you in it


O Dayya, te echaré de menos, siempre

Y siempre
Y para siempre
#12
Did anyone besides me notice that at the end it says "Allah....."
????
Could be an excerpt from the Koran(sp?) you know.

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#13
Quote by BlackLuster
Why my dear old chap, it's on the Selby Cycle Track.
Incidentally, it's on the same bridge as this;

http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g7/BlackLuster999/The_Naburn_Fisherman.jpg
I love that guy, I always have to salute him whenever I pass (well, at least a cheery "Hello", not usually a full salute)

aaah,old bean,I see.
It's been many a year since I was on said track,but I do rather like the fisherman
EDIT:
He has a cat,how quaint
EDIT2:
Radfan mountains are in Yemen,I feel it may be an extract from the Koran,as previously mentioned.
Last edited by _Tim_ at Jun 9, 2008,
#14
Quote by valennic
Did anyone besides me notice that at the end it says "Allah....."
????
Could be an excerpt from the Koran(sp?) you know.

That's what I thought, but it's almost illegible even right up close so I'm not sure.

Quote by _Tim_
aaah,old bean,I see.
It's been many a year since I was on said track,but I do rather like the fisherman
EDIT:
He has a cat,how quaint

Ah, such a shame to hear, you should at least have one last ride before you depart for better shores (the south coast is a shore).
And the fisherman rocks. I was hoping his compatriot was a dog though, since from a different angle said companion is cocking his leg.
I hope it doesn't seem, like I'm young, foolish, and green.
Let me in for a minute, you're not my life but I want you in it


O Dayya, te echaré de menos, siempre

Y siempre
Y para siempre
#15
Quote by valennic
Did anyone besides me notice that at the end it says "Allah....."
????
Could be an excerpt from the Koran(sp?) you know.

could be on to something with that...
#16
Quote by BlackLuster

Ah, such a shame to hear, you should at least have one last ride before you depart for better shores (the south coast is a shore).
And the fisherman rocks. I was hoping his compatriot was a dog though, since from a different angle said companion is cocking his leg.

Well,I'll see what I can do

and you appear to be correct.A dog,how savage
#18
Quote by _Tim_
Well,I'll see what I can do

and you appear to be correct.A dog,how savage

You can also do what I do and point and cheer at all the planets as you pass them, gesturing your fist in the air in a celebratory way as you pass milestones.
You may not be as sad as me though
I'd say the most savage thing about the fisherman is the fact that his bait in an entire TRAIN??

Quote by Free Time
I wouldn't have stopped to read it

Awww, how come?
Someone took the time to write it, it's only fair that someone else takes the time to read it
I hope it doesn't seem, like I'm young, foolish, and green.
Let me in for a minute, you're not my life but I want you in it


O Dayya, te echaré de menos, siempre

Y siempre
Y para siempre
#19
Quote by BlackLuster
You can also do what I do and point and cheer at all the planets as you pass them, gesturing your fist in the air in a celebratory way as you pass milestones.
You may not be as sad as me though
I'd say the most savage thing about the fisherman is the fact that his bait in an entire TRAIN??


Awww, how come?
Someone took the time to write it, it's only fair that someone else takes the time to read it

Yes, I am that sad,but also too lazy
However,I'm pretty sure that somebody cut the sun down last year

And his bait appears to be a rabbit,brutal

Yes,but you read anything poetic by the looks of things
#20
Quote by _Tim_
Yes, I am that sad,but also too lazy
However,I'm pretty sure that somebody cut the sun down last year

And his bait appears to be a rabbit,brutal

Yes,but you read anything poetic by the looks of things

Ahem, yes they did. Unfortunately I have the shame of knowing that certain someone. Luckily they dumped it and the council took it back and WELDED it on

And you know me, I'm a total sucker for poetry.
You remember in cartoons where the guy places loads of sweets in a row and the other guy follows them and eats them (and usually falls off a cliff)? With me you could just get a poem and place them in a line, one line at a time, and off the cliff I'd go.
Besides, I was knackered (and that's my official excuse)
I hope it doesn't seem, like I'm young, foolish, and green.
Let me in for a minute, you're not my life but I want you in it


O Dayya, te echaré de menos, siempre

Y siempre
Y para siempre
#21
Quote by BlackLuster
Ahem, yes they did. Unfortunately I have the shame of knowing that certain someone. Luckily they dumped it and the council took it back and WELDED it on

And you know me, I'm a total sucker for poetry.
You remember in cartoons where the guy places loads of sweets in a row and the other guy follows them and eats them (and usually falls off a cliff)? With me you could just get a poem and place them in a line, one line at a time, and off the cliff I'd go.
Besides, I was knackered (and that's my official excuse)

lmao,I know the guy who claimed to take partial credit for it,though I don't know whether to believe him

oh yes.Well,good sir,I may do that one day. I will lay a trail from York St John's to the south coast

and that is all from me,for tonight-I may return to the thread tomorrow
#22
Yeah, now I'm possitive it's an excerpt from the Islamic bible....if we had some Muslim's on this site we could see.

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#23
Quote by _Tim_
lmao,I know the guy who claimed to take partial credit for it,though I don't know whether to believe him

oh yes.Well,good sir,I may do that one day. I will lay a trail from York St John's to the south coast

and that is all from me,for tonight-I may return to the thread tomorrow

If you fancy laying 400+ miles of poetry down, then count me in
Over and out good buddy.
I hope it doesn't seem, like I'm young, foolish, and green.
Let me in for a minute, you're not my life but I want you in it


O Dayya, te echaré de menos, siempre

Y siempre
Y para siempre
#24
Quote by valennic
Yeah, now I'm possitive it's an excerpt from the Islamic bible....if we had some Muslim's on this site we could see.

Do you think so? Like a total translation from one of the chapters??
That's actually a good thought, I never even considered that before (yes, I'm stupid, drown me)
I hope it doesn't seem, like I'm young, foolish, and green.
Let me in for a minute, you're not my life but I want you in it


O Dayya, te echaré de menos, siempre

Y siempre
Y para siempre
#25
Quote by BlackLuster
Do you think so? Like a total translation from one of the chapters??
That's actually a good thought, I never even considered that before (yes, I'm stupid, drown me)


This isnt sarcasm......right?

If its not, yes. I remember in 7th grade my Social Studies teacher had an english version and I skimmed through it, there were little proverbs and such just like this. Plus, correct me if I'm wrong, that name at the bottom may have been one of Muhammed's followers.....

If it is sarcasm, well then, screw you.

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#26
Quote by valennic
This isnt sarcasm......right?

If its not, yes. I remember in 7th grade my Social Studies teacher had an english version and I skimmed through it, there were little proverbs and such just like this. Plus, correct me if I'm wrong, that name at the bottom may have been one of Muhammed's followers.....

If it is sarcasm, well then, screw you.

No no it isn't sarcasm, I'm just a bit... well you know, slow off the mark sometimes.
Yeah I'm not a smart guy, I forgot Allah was a religious figure. I can hold my hands up and say I'm stupid. Do you know where you can find English translations of the Qaran? I don't know if Google will have them.
I hope it doesn't seem, like I'm young, foolish, and green.
Let me in for a minute, you're not my life but I want you in it


O Dayya, te echaré de menos, siempre

Y siempre
Y para siempre
#27
Quote by BlackLuster
No no it isn't sarcasm, I'm just a bit... well you know, slow off the mark sometimes.
Yeah I'm not a smart guy, I forgot Allah was a religious figure. I can hold my hands up and say I'm stupid. Do you know where you can find English translations of the Qaran? I don't know if Google will have them.


I'm not entirely sure, Google MIGHT have some, but I'm not entirely sure. I read through it in my Social Studies teacher's class, which was like two years ago...so I cant exactly ask

If I get some time I'll go and look it up.

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#28
Quote by valennic
I'm not entirely sure, Google MIGHT have some, but I'm not entirely sure. I read through it in my Social Studies teacher's class, which was like two years ago...so I cant exactly ask

If I get some time I'll go and look it up.

Hehe, that's fair enough, I wouldn't expect anyone to remember something from that far back lol.
And thank you
I hope it doesn't seem, like I'm young, foolish, and green.
Let me in for a minute, you're not my life but I want you in it


O Dayya, te echaré de menos, siempre

Y siempre
Y para siempre
#29
well Quiyamah means Judgement Day in islam, Perhaps linking into salvation?

Also Islam started of in the desert (parts of the poem refer to caravans and sands) and Yemen is close to Saudi Arabia (i think ???)
"Like a midget at a urinal, I was going to have to stay on my toes"

"Like a blind man at an orgy, I was going to have to feel my way through"

#30
Quote by BlackLuster
Hehe, that's fair enough, I wouldn't expect anyone to remember something from that far back lol.
And thank you


No problem, if this thread stays alive I'll post my findings tomorrow.

To the guy above me, if that's true, than my idea is either dead on or very close, I'll check out some maps too.........

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#31
Quote by valennic
Did anyone besides me notice that at the end it says "Allah....."
????
Could be an excerpt from the Koran(sp?) you know.


In Freemasonery bones depict either Resurrection or Annihilation dependent on which way they are laid out at death.This comes from Arabian thought whereby if the bones within the box are correctly positioned we have "ua la shauk fel-Qiyama"- and the Resurrection is certain.Free from Caput,Lilith is Incarnate upon the Earth

It is arabian. not sure if its from the koran though.
A BEER STEIN FULL OF GUMMY BEARS
#32
Quote by tkajr7
In Freemasonery bones depict either Resurrection or Annihilation dependent on which way they are laid out at death.This comes from Arabian thought whereby if the bones within the box are correctly positioned we have "ua la shauk fel-Qiyama"- and the Resurrection is certain.Free from Caput,Lilith is Incarnate upon the Earth

It is arabian. not sure if its from the koran though.

That's what I found in Google when I searched that bolded bit. Pretty cool huh.
I hope it doesn't seem, like I'm young, foolish, and green.
Let me in for a minute, you're not my life but I want you in it


O Dayya, te echaré de menos, siempre

Y siempre
Y para siempre
#33
ooh a mystery!

anyway the Radfan mountains seem to be an area of Yemen under British military protection. I think this puts out the Quran theory as it seems to have formed as a province sometime after it was written.

Also purple mountains:



could the writer have been a serviceman?
#34
Quote by kaptink
ooh a mystery!

anyway the Radfan mountains seem to be an area of Yemen under British military protection. I think this puts out the Quran theory as it seems to have formed as a province sometime after it was written.

Also purple mountains:

http://www.servicepals.com/gallery/data/525/52556/aden___jock_pete_and_me-med.jpg

could the writer have been a serviceman?

Still under British military control, or was it a while ago?
And true, I think whoever brought up the Qaran theory hit the nail on the head.
The writer could have been a serviceman, we have an unimaginably diverse set of people around here so it could have been absolutely anyone lol.
I hope it doesn't seem, like I'm young, foolish, and green.
Let me in for a minute, you're not my life but I want you in it


O Dayya, te echaré de menos, siempre

Y siempre
Y para siempre
#36
Quote by pl0x
I'd be scared and run away xD

No way, it was great to read. I couldn't pass it by and nowt read it.
I also found this too, in the same handwriting and pen;

http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g7/BlackLuster999/Unknown_German_Writing.jpg
My friend translated it for me and it says;

"Ein Flügelschlag und hinter uns Äonen" which means "A wing beat and behind us aeons"

So the same guy wrote this piece in German, so now I'm REALLY curious to who they are now.
I hope it doesn't seem, like I'm young, foolish, and green.
Let me in for a minute, you're not my life but I want you in it


O Dayya, te echaré de menos, siempre

Y siempre
Y para siempre
#37
Quote by BlackLuster
No way, it was great to read. I couldn't pass it by and nowt read it.
I also found this too, in the same handwriting and pen;

http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g7/BlackLuster999/Unknown_German_Writing.jpg
My friend translated it for me and it says;

"Ein Flügelschlag und hinter uns Äonen" which means "A wing beat and behind us aeons"

So the same guy wrote this piece in German, so now I'm REALLY curious to who they are now.

Put an advert in the paper
#38
Quote by _Tim_
Put an advert in the paper

Which part would I put it in? I'm not advertising in the Men looking for Men section
I hope it doesn't seem, like I'm young, foolish, and green.
Let me in for a minute, you're not my life but I want you in it


O Dayya, te echaré de menos, siempre

Y siempre
Y para siempre
#40
Quote by BlackLuster
No way, it was great to read. I couldn't pass it by and nowt read it.
I also found this too, in the same handwriting and pen;

http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g7/BlackLuster999/Unknown_German_Writing.jpg
My friend translated it for me and it says;

"Ein Flügelschlag und hinter uns Äonen" which means "A wing beat and behind us aeons"

So the same guy wrote this piece in German, so now I'm REALLY curious to who they are now.


Kind of obvious, but (s)he quoted Goethe.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johann_Wolfgang_von_Goethe
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