A turquoise gem serves as an emblem
honoring Kawa a blacksmith from Isfahan
as Firoozeh of Iran & winning hero of Isfahan.
Kawa’s world was his two sons
whom Zahak a foreign tyrant
fed to his vicious serpents.
He refused to let his sons’ deaths
go in vain so he joined forces
with Ferudyn & Faranak in Alborz mountains
where they faced Zahak’s troops
as he raised his Derafsh Kaviani
apron while leading the armies
to kick out the foreigners.
Later this apron was adorned
by blue gemstones named
Fairouz after its Firoozeh Kawa.
Girls named Fairouz are brave & affectionate.
They are dynamic and enterprising
with charming gentle personalities
yet so determined to achieve.
They are great mothers and very feminine.
Today, the most popular female singer
is Fairouz a Lebanese singer renowned
for her angelic voice that makes angels weep.
This poem serves to give etymological background on the Fairouz gemstone and the name itself. Firoozeh in Persian means: winning hero. He became a legend in Iran and a symbol of the national spirit and nationalism. Though commonly known as Arabian, the name is clearly Persian and so is the origin and usage of the stone.
I hope you enjoyed this piece!
Inspired by Saalooni il Nas by Fairouz : https://youtu.be/LgquFBM_3oI