(69) Udom suspects that the name Muang Simoom was changed to Muang Chatturat when Duang took over from Thong Kham, possibly to extinguish the memory of the rebel.
Muang Phaya Narin Songkhram, thin hae kleua, ngam leua pha mai, kwang yai beung Lahan, boran seng klong, phi nong chit kuson [City-state of Phaya Narin Songkhram, place of rock salt, very beautiful silk cloth, wide Lahan lake, ancient drums, kind relatives] (76) Phaya Narin Songkhram was the founder of Nong Bua Yai, which became known as 'Nakhon Nong Bua Yai', the centre of Muang Simoom (later amphur Chatturat).
(108) He explained that because Phaya Narin Songkhram was the original founder of Muang Simoom, the first Muang of Chaiyaphum, he should be recognised as the chao por, or founding father, of Chatturat district.
On a sunny midsummer day boys play on the river in a "crazy boat" that makes a "spumous track" on the water and whose oars stir up "vile smells." On such a day the whole town seemed to be "frying in oil," which "oozed" and "trickled" down through the many stories of the Fairy Palaces in which the atmosphere was like the "breath of the simoom
" (112, 111).
Ranging from the propulsive, atmospheric mood of "Simoom
" to the easy African flavour of the opening track "Mookiedono", this CD is an exploration of Mark Duggan as a composer, arranger and percussionist.
Part adventure in the wilderness, part love story between a human being and a leopard, and part metaphysical meditation on the mysteries of nature, "Passion in the Desert" (formerly titled "Simoom: A Passion in the Desert"), Lavinia Currier's visually impressive feature directorial debut, derives its inspiration from the controversial novella by Honore de Balzac.
Communicating through gestures, the leopard, which Augustin names Simoom, introduces him to a whole new way of life in which harmony prevails between nature and its untamed inhabitants.
Lenormand's play Le Simoun (1920; "The Simoom
") depicts the demoralizing influence of the life and climate of the tropics on a European man who becomes obsessed with an incestuous passion for his adult daughter.
The sand was later proved to be from the Sahara Desert a thousand miles away, and it must have been picked up by a simoom
to be blown over the Alps at above 12,000 feet.
In addition to the footnote explaining Al-Aaraaf, he references Persepolis, 'Erayco'(glossed as 'Chaldea'), Balbec, Egypt, Gomorrah, and the Simoom
, a desert wind associated with the Arabian peninsula, all to the purpose of illustrating both the potency and the fragility of abstract beauty.
"I am convinced," his narrator reports, "that the canals which Schiaparelli observed from Milan in '77 are in reality simooms
crossing the great central continents of Mars" (92-93).