Wednesday, April 30, 2014

I asked the ash tree - Tariverdiev






Anyone who knows me well, realizes I'm obsessed by trees, so--when so many play a role in one song....I cannot resist.

Winter scenes of St. Petersburg, from the film, The Irony of Fate. I cannot verbalize what this song means to me.

But--this is a song held in obsessive affection by more than one generation.


Alexander Rybak wept while performing the song at a memorial concert for Mikhail Tariverdiev in 2011.


4 comments:

bluestorm said...

I too, know this song by heart. Such a marvel.

Iulia Flame said...

Yes.......
thank you.

Harlequin said...

white was the ash hugged tight in the forest and so stood the words that counted the trees ... excellent

Iulia Flame said...

Thank you for watching. Somehow--it's too difficult for me to even translate the song.

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