Commentary to the song “Tumen Oil”.
The thirteenth stanza draws the living image of Porphyry Ivanov, peace be upon him:
Producing lots of sparks, the gusher played,
The messenger of Allah, glory be to Him, wore only shorts (which covered his body from his navel to the lower parts of his knees as it is ordered in Islam), and he used to pour upon himself two buckets of cold water four times a day.
Vladimir Vysotsky also wrote about the advent of the God of the Earth in the song “Paradise of the Devils”.
The tenth stanza says about the author of this publication, who served in the Navy, and who has edited many of the poems and songs presented here:
The seaman I so often argued with —